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owlsland



Joined: 15 Dec 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:12 pm    Post subject: Possibly warblers? Reply with quote

Three different small birds I can't identify, all in the mountains of Southern Turkey. I think they're warblers, but can anybody help with which ones please?
unknown warbler 1 south turkey
unknown warbler 1 south turkey
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unknown warbler 2 south turkey
unknown warbler 2 south turkey
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unknown warbler 3 South Turkey
unknown warbler 3 South Turkey
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Snowy



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I Think 1 & 2 are Spotted Flycatchers I am sure Karwin will correct me if I am wrong & 3 I think is a Warbler but which one I do not know, I am sure one of the experts will know of which I am not one

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owlsland



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you - that's really appreciated. The first one in size and shape looked so much like a photo of a Sardinian warbler which I took, but with different colouring of course, that's what made me think he was a warbler.
I've looked umpteen books and internet images, but I wouldn't have gotten spotted flycatcher (even though he has a clue in his beak!)
Thanks again
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Karwin



Joined: 24 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To me nr 1 looks like Sylvia or Hippolais warbler. Spotted flycatcher & sardinian warbler should be more dark on bellyside. Very tricky photo angle to tell more.

Nr 2 is young Oenanthe, most likely Oe. pleschanka (pied wheatear) by faint stripes on the back, or Oe. hispanica (black-eared wheatear). Spotted flycatcher would not have any white on tail.

Of nr 3 I am rather sure that it is Phylloscopus collybita (chiffchaff):
-no wing bars
-head looks large compared to willow warbler
-wing projection looks short
-dark legs.

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owlsland



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many more thanks due for your help - two more photographs of the first unknown bird, maybe they'll be more helpful?
unknown warbler 1 another picture
unknown warbler 1 another picture
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Karwin



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am rather sure that this is a Hippolais. Sylvia species would have darker tertials. Possibly H. pallida.
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