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9 September 2014

Hainan Blues

Well my recent strolls in the city patches didn't produce much. Almost same stuff than one week ago, in small numbers. Waiting for a big fall of migrants - overnight rain would be perfect!
Nevertheless, spotted the first Hainan Blue Flycatchers of the autumn...

Another one, with white throat-triangle (I only spotted this form 2 times in Hanoi)*

* According to Le Manh Hung who recently emailed me, this bird might be the variant form with white throat-triangle, very pale breast of Blue-throated Flycatcher ssp klossi. I am quite agree with Hung but what puzzle me is the absence of klossi population north of Vietnam. Klossi is a southern Indochina endemic - and resident - race.
For other similar birds spotted at Hanoi during passage periods, have a look at this post.

Arctic Warbler

A nice male White-rumped Shama - escapee
                                Still, nice to see, and it's better off in a park than in a cage!

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