Sardinian Warbler (I think)


Link Posted 17/04/2012 - 23:56
I have a pair of these birds visiting my garden daily so I guess they must be nesting somewhere close.

I thought at first that they might be Blackcaps, but on checking more closely its clear that they are not as the Blackcap does not have red eyes/rims and it's cap does not extend below the eye.

The nearest I can find in my bird book is Sardinian Warbler (sylvia melanocephala). If any of you bird enthusiasts can positively ID it, I'd be grateful.

K21_3255.jpg by Peter E Smith (AKA Mannesty), on Flickr

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Link Posted 18/04/2012 - 06:21
I agree with your ID Peter. Quite a handsome looking creature I think too.

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Link Posted 18/04/2012 - 07:32
Thanks Mat.
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Link Posted 18/04/2012 - 07:38
Lovely looking bird, and a very nice image.
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Link Posted 18/04/2012 - 20:42
I am definitely no expert on little birdie dudies and I do not know what it is but it looks great - well taken
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Link Posted 19/04/2012 - 01:02
Not a bird we see in the UK, but would seem to be what you say.

There's a good page of photographs of your local(ish) birds here: link which I found when looking to see what your photo might be.

Nice capture by the way - well done.

John K


Link Posted 19/04/2012 - 09:14
Thanks for all your comments. Interesting site JAK, thanks.
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