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Which warbler? Zonguldak,Turkey (1 Viewer)

Kabacallo

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Can you please help me identify this bird? Is it willow warbler or another kind? Are the wings short for a wood warbler? Taken on April 7 this year.
 

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Alexander Stöhr

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Agree with Butty and Pat, its a Willow Warbler, clear browhnish/buffish hues excludes a Wood Warbler. Most Wood Warbler show a different head pattern with paler ear-coverts and a more contrasting eye-stripe.
But yes, the pp is monster for a Willow Warbler. I even checked the bird for a Marsh Warbler, but it isnt one with clear citrine-yellow hues on supercilium and clear green hues on mantle and a head pattern good for a Willow Warbler.
Can this Willow Warbler be identified as belonging to one of the two eastern ssp with confidence just by extreme pp?
 

Grahame Walbridge

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Can this Willow Warbler be identified as belonging to one of the two eastern ssp with confidence just by extreme pp?
No, not unquivocally Alexander, though a pp of >75% is a good indicator and the location (+ long pp) would suggest acredula as the most likely taxon. Emarginated 3,4,5 & p2=p5/6 confirm identification as WW, in addition to appearance i.e plumage and bare parts.

Grahame
 

Alexander Stöhr

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No, not unquivocally Alexander, though a pp of >75% is a good indicator and the location (+ long pp) would suggest acredula as the most likely taxon. Emarginated 3,4,5 & p2=p5/6 confirm identification as WW, in addition to appearance i.e plumage and bare parts.

Grahame
Thank you Grahame for the fast reply to my question!
 
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