September 7th, 2008, 09:05 AM
If it is a Graceful Prinia, its certainly not looking it elegant best. Definitely a 'bad hair' day!
September 7th, 2008, 09:45 PM
Yes it would appear to be a Graceful Prinia (although given my recent form with photo ID I'm probably wrong), but I wasn't aware they ever had "good hair days". During my seven months in Israel (back in the days when the WP was too insular to call a Prinia a Prinia) they were generally known as "Disgraceful Warbler", thoroughly deserving for a bird that could fart whilst flying backwards (as they always seemed to be doing).
At the moment, however, I would be very grateful for the opportunity to see something so "exotic"!
All the best, and good birding,
September 8th, 2008, 11:06 AM
Originally Posted by Steve Keen
This morning, it obviously decided to do a bit of preening before the photo session. Although it looks as if its got a bit of spider's web on its head or a hair from one of our cats!
I forgot to mention that it seems to have taken up residence in our Cairo garden.
I hope you see something "exotic" soon.
September 10th, 2008, 02:09 PM
As no one has either agreed or disagreed with Steve Keen and myself on Graceful Prinia, here's some more images.