Any ideas?

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Ninox
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Any ideas?

I took this photo last spring. The bird had a rather melodious call and hid itself well in the reeds.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what it could be?

Ninox

myky50

Hi Ninox :) wouldn't be a Sittella of some sort?

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Nice suggestion except that sittellas are usually found in trees and not in reeds. They also have either white or streaked bellies but this one's is a uniform brown. The sittellas in my area would have orange wing bars but this bird doesn't.

Thanks for the idea.

Ninox.

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myky50

just a guess from looking from one end of my bird book to another - it was the only one i could find with a black eye patch

i've never seen a sittellas so it's all a guess

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Looks like an Australian Reed Warbler to me.

Cheers, Owen.

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