Phylloscopus inornatus, Mosquitero bilistado, Yellow-browed Warbler, Taigasångare

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Phylloscopus humei, Mosquitero de Hume, Hume's Leaf Warbler, Bergstaigasångare

All birds on this side are banded at Haparanda Sandskär Bird Observatory by me. The Hume's Leaf Warbler was caught in companion with Per Sandberg, Piteå and his son Johan. The Yellow-browed Warbler was caught together with Håkan Tyrén, Koskullskulle.
   
 
 

Yellow-browed Warbler banded 1998-09-20. © Håkan Tyrén 1998.

Compare (with the bird below) the colour on the bands on the wing, eyebrow and chest on the birds. More yellow tinge on the lower one and also broader eyebrow. Two obvious wingband on the lower bird. One less obvious and one almost missing on the top bird. The colour on the back is greyer on the top bird, more olive-green on the lower one. More orange on the lower mandible on the lower bird. Both in fresh plumage.

 
 
   
 
 

Hume's Leaf Warbler banded 2003-10-07. © Rolf G Gustafsson 2003.

Compare (with the bird above) the colour on the bands on the wing, eyebrow and chest on the birds. More yellow tinge on the lower one and also broader eyebrow. Two obvious wingband on the lower bird. One less obvious and one almost missing on the top bird. The colour on the back is greyer on the top bird, more olive-green on the lower one. More orange on the lower mandible on the lower bird. Both in fresh plumage.

 
 
   
 
 

Right, Yellow-browed Warbler banded 1998-09-20. © Håkan Tyrén 1998. Left, Hume's Leaf Warbler banded 2003-10-07. © Rolf G Gustafsson 2003.

Compare the almost black tertial with obvious white edges and the white tips of the primaries on the right bird with the more contrastless coloration on the left one. Bands on wings and eyebrows are very different. Compare back and head colour. Dark legs on both birds. But light colour on the legs is the normal for Yellow-browed Warbler.

 
 
   
 
 

Right, Pallas's Leaf Warbler. Left, Hume's Leaf Warbler banded 2003-10-07. © Rolf G Gustafsson 2003.

Hume's Leaf Warbler (to the left), same as above, together with the Pallas's Warbler, Phylloscopus proregulus, (to the right) banded 2003-10-10 on Haparanda Sandskär. Photographed in the same angle to the sunlight. Compare differenties in yellow tinge on wingband and chest and the green colour on back and head. The Hume's Leaf Warbler was unfortunally killed by a Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor) two days after it was banded. I collected it and sent it to the Bird Ringing Centre, at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. © Rolf Gustafsson 2003.

 
 
   
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