Warbler conundrum

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3 years 3 days ago #87089 by mansona
mansona created the topic: Warbler conundrum
Hope someone can shed some light on my warbler ID problem.

A very vocal warbler showed up on 20 October at my house in Pretoria I think it could be in the small Acrocephalus group but just can't settle on a ID and although probably be a Marsh warbler. The birds calls from the dens inner part of the tree about 2.5-3 m up. It would then on occasion wonder towards the outer part to feed, offering only glimpse, probably nothing uncommon for a warbler. Legs appears light, bill long, head flat, primaries seems to extend just past rump and a bit of a black line leading into the eye. Have made a recording of the call on my phone, but can't upload it here.

Hope this enough info to make an ID.
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3 years 2 days ago #87090 by billbrooks
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I'm far from an expert, but it could possibly be an African reed warbler? <!-- s:scratchchin: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/scratchchin.gif" alt=":scratchchin:" title="Perplexed" /><!-- s:scratchchin: -->

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2 years 11 months ago #87102 by mansona
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northcliffbirder81 wrote: I'm far from an expert, but it could possibly be an African reed warbler? <!-- s:scratchchin: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/scratchchin.gif" alt=":scratchchin:" title="Perplexed" /><!-- s:scratchchin: -->


Thanks for taking a go at this.
African reed have dark legs, these appear light, thus leaning towards Marsh warbler. Habitat also more where you would expect to find Marsh than African reed.

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