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Various birds / Georgia (country) (1 Viewer)

Jose605

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Looking forward your feedback please.

#3 Greater Whitethroat, I think.
#4 Barred Warbler?

Thank you,

Jose
 

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Butty

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Might 2 be female Spanish sparrow? It's got a v hefty bill. Spanish sparrow is found in at least some parts of Georgia
Looks like a regular (unsexable juvenile, note gape-flanges) house sparrow to me - but then that's what I think female-type Spanish sparrows look like anyway. Svensson maps Spanish sparrow as not quite or only just barely (I do wish they'd add country boundaries) in Georgia - but what do I know. Being just out of the nest, it'll be whatever the sparrows are round there.
 

Alexander Stöhr

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Agree with all about House/Spanish Sparrow (I cant tell them apart, when the flank streaking present in some (but not all) Spanish is lacking, but maybe others can?), Wryneck and 1 cy Barred Warbler.
1 is hard for me, but it might well be a Willow Warbler with only 3 emerginations visible and brighter green wings contrasting with darker areas, but this is difficult to judge, as is head pattern in this overexposed picture (no offense as allways)
3 is a 1cy Marsh Warbler. I know, writing everything is there seems not the right term with this tricky species, but please note:
  • Jizz of an Hippolais like Acrocephalus
  • pale legs and appearantly claws
  • the right colouration for a warm coloured 1cy of this species
  • pale tips to primaries
Yes, ssp fuscus of Reed Warbler is more similar (havent experience with it), but I wouldnt hesitate to ID this bird with confidence, when seeing it in Germany against a Reed Warbler.
 

THE_FERN

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Looks like a regular (unsexable juvenile, note gape-flanges) house sparrow to me - but then that's what I think female-type Spanish sparrows look like anyway. Svensson maps Spanish sparrow as not quite or only just barely (I do wish they'd add country boundaries) in Georgia - but what do I know. Being just out of the nest, it'll be whatever the sparrows are round there.
See ebird map. Plausible in this case at least.
 

Jose605

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Agree with all about House/Spanish Sparrow (I cant tell them apart, when the flank streaking present in some (but not all) Spanish is lacking, but maybe others can?), Wryneck and 1 cy Barred Warbler.
1 is hard for me, but it might well be a Willow Warbler with only 3 emerginations visible and brighter green wings contrasting with darker areas, but this is difficult to judge, as is head pattern in this overexposed picture (no offense as allways)
3 is a 1cy Marsh Warbler. I know, writing everything is there seems not the right term with this tricky species, but please note:
  • Jizz of an Hippolais like Acrocephalus
  • pale legs and appearantly claws
  • the right colouration for a warm coloured 1cy of this species
  • pale tips to primaries
Yes, ssp fuscus of Reed Warbler is more similar (havent experience with it), but I wouldnt hesitate to ID this bird with confidence, when seeing it in Germany against a Reed Warbler.

Thanks a lot Alexander, great feedback. #1 Probably a Willow Warbler.

For #3, here are other photos of the bird, which may help support your Marsh Warbler ID. I hope these can be of help. Thanks again!
 

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kahraba

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France
Plausible that Spanish sparrow is a possibility, on distribution? All I see from the OP is that it's (somewhere in) 'Georgia'.
Spanish Sparrow is pretty common in Kakheti (east) at least, but I do not remember seeing it anywhere else in the country (Tbilisi, Batumi, Stepantsminda).
Listed as year-round resident, breeder and migratory in Sabuko's list : Bird Checklist – SABUKO without any further details.
 

ekopa

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1. Juvenile Willow Warbler legs are typical, longish primaries
3. Marsh warbler, although difficult to be sure with Reed Warbler
 

THE_FERN

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Plausible that Spanish sparrow is a possibility, on distribution? All I see from the OP is that it's (somewhere in) 'Georgia'.
Plausible that the ebird distribution is correct (not just due to misidentifications). Shows quite a few records scattered esp in the southern half of the country iirc
 

THE_FERN

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Legs (not toes) here are dark (i.e. not typical willow warbler). Primary-projection looks short to me.
Yes, are we sure we're able to judge projection properly from the photo? I can see it as either: would be a v bright chiffchaff though
 
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