Help with ID please

To: "'Lindell'" <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: Help with ID please
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 22:47:13 +1100
Hi Lindell,
I'd say your bird is a Clamorous Reed-Warbler, not a Little Grassbird. The Little Grassbird never calls very loudly. Its sound is very weak whistle. The photo is of a Clamorous Reed-Warbler.
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From: Lindell [
Sent: Sunday, 19 December 2010 5:49 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Help with ID please

I was down at Norgrove Park between showers later this afternoon and heard the sound of the Little Grassbird calling very loudly from the middle of the reed-bed ponds.
I saw this one and could see it's throat moving with the sound but I didn't have my bins with me - only the camera.
Everything about it points to a LGB except for the lack of dark striations on the underparts.
Any comments would be greatly appreciated.



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