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Sykes' Warbler

Sykes'  Warbler
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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 70-300 mm f/4.0-5.6 APO DG
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-27 8:49
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Points: 8
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I have a doubt between Sykes' warbler and pale billed flower pecker. Some say this and some say that. I'm confused :)
So pls let me know..

Sykes' Warbler, Hippolais rama, is an Old World warbler in the tree warbler genus Hippolais. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the Booted Warbler, but is now considered a full species. Its breeding range is from northeast Arabia to Afghanistan. Like the Booted Warbler, many populations of the species migrate in winter to the Indian subcontinent as far south as Sri Lanka.

in Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh, India.
There are differences in the nesting and egg morphology between rama and caligata. It has been suggested that the rama group can be separated from Hippolais and the genus name of Iduna has been proposed.[1]
It is a small passerine birds are found in open country with bushes and other tall vegetation. 3-4 eggs are laid in a nest in a bush or vegetation. Like most warblers they are insectivorous.
It is a small warbler, especially compared to others in their genus. They are pale brown (weak tea colour) above and whitish below with buff flanks. The outer tail feathers have pale edges. They have a short pale supercilium, and the bill is strong and pointed. Sykes's is larger and greyer than Booted, and most resembles an Eastern Olivaceous Warbler.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae
Genus: Hippolais
Binomial name
Hippolais rama

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Excellent, very soft ligth, good focused an a betaiful colored set. I think f/5.6 is precise rigth for this situation. Well done!


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-27 10:57]

Very good composition with this Hyppolais, new species for me!

hello Arjun
alors la elle est splendide cette photo!!bravo!!!
ca fais rever une photo comme cela
tout y est: BG POV focus colors details
merci pour ce partage
a tres bientot

no idea which bird, but nice pic!

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