Thursday, October 13, 2011

Composite warbler

Late afternoon at Suan Rot Fai again.  Not too much of note - five or so Asian Brown Flies, a few more Taigas, nice views of an Asian Barred Owlet. There were more Black-naped Orioles around (one pair and a group of three) indicating some passage,  a single Ashy Drongo and two Yellow-browed Warblers.

Black-naped Oriole

 The highlight was this Two-barred Greenish Warbler that was moving around very fast and not really offering much for the camera, but these shots show some of the key features...

 Well-marked, broad double wing bar - 
much stronger than on Arctic Warbler

 Dark legs, markedly darker than the vast majority of Arctic W.

 Lower mandible pale, with only a hint of a dark tip.
 Annoyingly out of focus, but note strong wingbars 
and the supercilium apparently bulging behind the eye.

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