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Thanks for input. I must admit looking at Robson I was confused hence the question on ID.

The photos are shot looking down from the first floor to the lawn on the same bird with Sigma 150-500 set at F8 450mm on a Canon 1000D body which only produces 10 mega pix photos. The lighting conditions were slightly different for each shot.

Shot in Raw and lightly processed in Lightroom(crop/sharpen). Saved as JPEGS

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I'm pretty convinced at this point it's a Plain Prinia and a juv/sub adult. In addition to the points mentioned above, I found this in Round's "Birds of BKK Area" on Plain Prinia:

"...whitish tips to the tail feathers, least maked on the central pair."

On Juveniles: "The supercilium is more buffy and yellowish-tinged immediately above the eye."

Your center shot of the three (and the last shot to some degree) clearly shows yellow tinge just above the eye.

As always, prepared to be wrong here but pretty sure. And once again, get both Round guides. Really useful to have in addition to Robson. OK. Off birding I go.

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I think you're right, AN. I was a bit too quick on the draw!

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I'm pretty convinced at this point it's a Plain Prinia and a juv/sub adult. In addition to the points mentioned above, I found this in Round's "Birds of BKK Area" on Plain Prinia:

"...whitish tips to the tail feathers, least maked on the central pair."

On Juveniles: "The supercilium is more buffy and yellowish-tinged immediately above the eye."

Your center shot of the three (and the last shot to some degree) clearly shows yellow tinge just above the eye.

As always, prepared to be wrong here but pretty sure. And once again, get both Round guides. Really useful to have in addition to Robson. OK. Off birding I go.

On the subject of Phillip Rounds books any idea where to purchase? Amazon has some 2nd hand copies of his Birds of Thailand.

Asia Books is no help.

Does the "Birds of BKK Area" do what it suggests i.e just cover the Bangkok area only I live 350km North?

Appreciate some species will be common to both areas.

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I think you're right, AN. I was a bit too quick on the draw!

We've all been quick on the draw. My main interest in even pursuing the ID was purely selfish! I don't have Brown Prinia on my list anywhere so wanted to know what to look for - or more precisely what I may have overlooked dozens of times - which led me to the reading which led me to the further discussion. And now I know what to look for and will maybe pay Prinia some more attention. Forums get a bad rap. Never met a bird forum I didn't learn from.

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I'm pretty convinced at this point it's a Plain Prinia and a juv/sub adult. In addition to the points mentioned above, I found this in Round's "Birds of BKK Area" on Plain Prinia:

"...whitish tips to the tail feathers, least maked on the central pair."

On Juveniles: "The supercilium is more buffy and yellowish-tinged immediately above the eye."

Your center shot of the three (and the last shot to some degree) clearly shows yellow tinge just above the eye.

As always, prepared to be wrong here but pretty sure. And once again, get both Round guides. Really useful to have in addition to Robson. OK. Off birding I go.

On the subject of Phillip Rounds books any idea where to purchase? Amazon has some 2nd hand copies of his Birds of Thailand.

Asia Books is no help.

Does the "Birds of BKK Area" do what it suggests i.e just cover the Bangkok area only I live 350km North?

Appreciate some species will be common to both areas.

Amazon also has B of BKK Area. 50 US. Well worth it and I would say that if you're anywhere in Thailand because of the extensive info on the birds it does cover... even though a lot are not covered. Here's a review that is pretty comprehensive: http://www.thaibirding.com/book_reviews/thebirdsofthebangkokarea.htm

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he could only see them with binoculairs.

two birds walking together with long legs.

could have been a pair of tits,or did they have red breasts.

ooh arjen you are awful! but i like you.

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Male Brown-throated Sunbird in the yard yesterday late afternoon/evening. Not a new yard bird but not one I see all that often. Very colorful and stunning bird but this photo does't really show that. Late day light and full 30x zoom on fixed lens superzoom. Supposed to be common enough in this area (Chonburi) but I've only seen a few in 4 plus years while I used to see it more regularly in Surin. This one has been around a while and I spotted a nest under construction but it's a flimsy hanging nest and one windy night later it was gone. Anyway, one to look out for in your yards/gardens.

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Yes...spectacular bird despite the dull name. Regular yardbird here, but haven't seen any recently. Been hoping to get a pic!

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Nice shot, tefldon. Yep, I get these often (WTKF). They love the old school TV antennae that towers above my house. It's higher then even the tallest trees in the area. Favored and visited by a lot of birds.

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These kingfishers are winter visitors with me, with occasional summer records. Yesterday one flew past me, and I was surprised to see it land in a ploughed field. I shouldn't have been surprised really, I suppose, because they feed mainly on large insects, small frogs, lizards etc, and not on fish.

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Talking of colourful but common birds, I managed to get this photo about right of a White-throated Kingfisher. Rarely seen near water, happy hunting in fields etc.

You really should enter this awesome pic into one of the TV Photo Contests. Let us know if u do and we'll...I'll...and am sure others here will cast our "Like" votes. You can win something for this splendid shot!

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