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Warbler: Great Reed

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Niall
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Warbler: Great Reed

Unread post by Niall » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:42 am

Seen this weekend at Pilanesberg - I'm pretty sure it is a Great Reed Warbler (it was a large bird!). We also heard it calling in the same place the next morning.

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Any other possibilities as to ID?

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Unread post by francoisd » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:45 am

I'll go with Great Reed-warbler
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Unread post by deefstes » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:57 am

Niall wrote:Any other possibilities as to ID?


Nope, this is indeed a Great Reed-Warbler, and two awesome shots I should add. The white tips to the primaries, the black tip to the lower mandible and the size are all features that point clearly to GRW. Well done! :clap:
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