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Warblers IDs please. 4 sets of images from North Bangalore, 13th February 2022 (1 Viewer)


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Would greatly appreciate IDs for the four sets of warbler images taken in North Bangalore on the shores of two lakes - Madurekere and Hersaraghatta.

MK1_Feb22 and MK2_Feb22 are of one warbler.

MK3_Feb22 and MK4_Feb22 are of another warbler.

MK5_Feb22 and MK6_Feb22 are of a third warbler.

HG1_Feb22, HG2_Feb22 and HG3_Feb22 are of a fourth warbler.

Thanks very much!


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To my eye rsriram9, they all look like Iduna warblers.
I’d suggest Booted Warbler for images 1-6 and perhaps Syke’s for the last three (short pp)
That said….you’ll need more input.



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I'm pretty sure images 1 & 2, and 3 & 4, show Booted Warbler - head is rounded, bill relatively small with a slight mark on the lower mandible, supercilium looks long in three of the images, more upright, pot-bellied stance, relatively long primary projection and short tail, P1 looks to short for Sykes's.

I'm going to pass on the bird in nos. 5 & 6.

I think the bird in nos. 7-9 is Sykes's - long spiky bill, no super after the eye, flat forehead, short primary projection but longer tail, horizontal carriage. It just has that look to it.

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