From some tangled bushes, out pops a largish, dull warbler with prominent legs and an apparently enormous bill. It is obviously not a Phylloscopus or a Sylvia, so it is sensible to consider the genera Acrocephalus and Hippolais; the wide base to the bill suggests the latter. The warbler has a long flat forecrown (producing a head-shape not far from that of a Starling Sturnus vulgaris), a pale

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