birding-aus Re: [UKBN] Mystery Bird

To: "UK Birdnet" <>, <>, "Tom Tarrant" <>, <>
Subject: birding-aus Re: [UKBN] Mystery Bird
From: "Dave Curtis" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 23:17:13 +0100
Hi Tom,

This looks like a female Blackcap [Sylvia atricapilla] to me.  All the
pictures show the typical rufous cap.

Not sure about the normal range for Blackcap.  Does anyone know if it
has strayed to Taiwan before?


Dave Curtis
North Wales
-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Tarrant <>
To:  <>
Date: 28 June 1999 09:47
Subject: [UKBN] Mystery Bird

>G'day All,
>Have just received this interesting Mystery bird quiz from Birdchat
>list) though the bird was photographed in Taiwan. Personally I think
>resembles a Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) although I don't
>think Taiwan is within their range.
>Have a look at the photos (sadly I think the text is probably in
>which will look like 'gobbledegook' on western PCs.)
>Here is the message:
>Dear birders,
>Here's an identification quiz for those would like a challenge. This
>(URL below) was photographed at Yehliao (northern Taiwan) this
>Does anyone have any thoughts on its identification? It may be one of
>flycatchers illustrated in the new National Geographic guide.
>The picture is at:
>Email:        Wayne Hsu <>
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