Not the best photos but here is an Eastern Crowned Warbler, one of the several phylloscopus warblers that can be seen in China. The first thing that struck me about this bird from underneath, before I saw the crown stripe, was the size and colour of the bill – very large and orangey compared with the superficially similar Arctic Warbler. The lower mandible is completely pale without any dark tip. The bird also showed a subtle pale yellow vent that wasn’t obvious, especially in the dappled light as it foraged among the leaves.
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Can’t be bad living in China, I will follow you blog with interest.
Glad to hear you saw Spoon-billed sandpiper, who knows how long that opportunity will remain.
I don’t have a blog these days but you can always check my pbase to get an idea what I’m up to.
Hi Will, great to hear from you!
Some fantastic images on your site – I am hoping to visit Thailand this winter, so may get in touch for advice..
Hope to see you soon, T