Dec 29, 2018

Yellow-browed/Hume's Warbler - Mamzar 29.12.2018

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Found this on my first visit to the park in a month. With yellowish lower mandible and greeny-olive upperparts, this looks better for Yellow-browed; unfortunately it called only once - and sounded more like a Hume's. It also responded to Hume's playback...

 

 

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