Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Smokey Warbler in Jabalpur

It was a chance sighting that my friend Mr. Flora could sight the bird in his garden. The bird was limping and not her usual self.With warblers confusion always prevails. He mistook it for a sulfur bellied warbler and began to film it. 

When we saw the bird in the video there were some differences that made us to dig deep. Eventually we could confirm its identification as smokey warbler a winter migrants seen up North. the white below the eye circle helped us confirm the new findings. The bird was located for the first time in Jabalpur and we were happy with the discovery.

Warblers most popularly seen  in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh in Central India are winter migrants. Our regular study is going to offer a better idea of their location. These plain colored marvels along with pipts are very difficult to identify whence sighting is very slight.