This Hume's Warbler was present at Fedje in Hordaland county on the 18th. and 19th. of October 2001. This was the second record of the species in the county, and only number nine in Norway.
Late afternoon light made the pictures slightly warm. But note the greater coverts; the ground color is slate grey, giving the wing less contrasting appearance than in the similar Yellow-browed Warblers (Phylloscopus inornatus). Do also note the greyish head, contrasting to the somewhat greener back. The bird was aggressive and territorial. It chased away a.o. Chiffchaffs approaching its feeding tree. The sound of this individual was actually quite Chiffchaff-like, somewhat more high-pitched.
At the same time (5 October 2001) as there was an Olive-backed Pipit at the center of the island Fedje in Hordaland (western Norway), this new bird showed up in a garden east on the island. Both birds are suspected to belong to the subspecies yunnanensis, which among other things show an unstreaked rump. The depicted bird constitutes the 7th. county record. There were 39 records of the species in Norway up to and including 2001.
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