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Warblers, Dhaka, Bangladesh Feb 2019 (1 Viewer)

Seth Miller

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I've recently been reviewing photos looking for interesting stuff I may have missed. We had gone to one location known for having many warblers including rare wintering Booted Warblers. I have a few shows of warblers that I'm wondering about.
First two I'm mainly looking for confirmation on common warblers...
1. Paddyfield Warbler
2. Clamorous Reed Warbler

Next one's not sure about possibly Booted?
3-4 Same individual. Have a few more shots (poor quality as well) if that would help.

There warblers are so confusing to a relatively new birder! The more I look at them the more confused I get!! |:S| I'm not even sure anymore about the ones I thought I had IDed correctly!!
 

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Seth Miller

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Here are a few more.
5-6. possibly same individual as 3-4
7-8. Sorry for these extra blurry ones. I'm guessing this is just Paddyfield, but thought it looked a little different...

FWIW, I was also with another birder / bird photographer and he may have some shots as well...
 

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andyb39

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No. 1 looks more like Blyth's Reed to me.

No.2 could well be Clamorous. You're probably the better judge of it as you were able to appreciate the size of the bird.

Nos. 3-4 could be Sykes's, but again the quality of the images prevents certain ID. It looks quite long-winged but also rather long-tailed with distinct white outertail feathers. Supercilium is weak after the eye. The bird in images 5-6 looks like either the same individual or same species.

No chance of IDing nos. 7-8, I'm afraid.

Calls would have been useful with this lot! Did you hear/record any?
 

Seth Miller

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No. 1 looks more like Blyth's Reed to me.

No.2 could well be Clamorous. You're probably the better judge of it as you were able to appreciate the size of the bird.

Nos. 3-4 could be Sykes's, but again the quality of the images prevents certain ID. It looks quite long-winged but also rather long-tailed with distinct white outertail feathers. Supercilium is weak after the eye. The bird in images 5-6 looks like either the same individual or same species.

No chance of IDing nos. 7-8, I'm afraid.

Calls would have been useful with this lot! Did you hear/record any?
Thanks!
I don't think I recorded any calls, but it wouldn't be any good if I had since my former phone just completely died a few months ago. I did just listen to Booted Warbler calls and I'm certain that was the one call I couldn't find. I do remember hearing Paddyfield as well, and then the ones I have now decided were probably Booted, and a few others that I can't remember clearly anymore.

For #3-6 I'm pretty sure they would be Booted rather than Sykes if it is one of those, since Booted was a known wintering rarity there. Plus Booted calls sound VERY familiar and Syke's don't at all!
 

Seth Miller

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This is from the same location, but a month later. Am I right that it's a Paddyfield?
 

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