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Hello. This little flock of birds are living in this tree in Samut Prakan. Does anyone know what they might be? Sparrow size, they have black faces, soft grey undersides with brown shoulders, backs and tails. Googling small brown bird isn’t bringing up much. I’m sorry for the terrible quality photos. iPhones have a terrible zoom. Thanks


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Bulbuls of some sort, not sure what the common Thai species is.

Thank you. It is hard to see without binocs, but these seem to have smaller angular tails and sleeker appearance and gradation of colour, but the colouring definitely matches the common bulbul. I’ll look into it further! Thank you!


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I’d have gone with a munia, scaly breasted fits the low quality photos.
I’m assuming the nice pics are from a website.
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