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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:52 pm 
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gatita wrote:
I am not an expert but did you check rattling cisticola?

Thanks gatita :gflower: I hadn't, but I think that you are right. It would seem that the rattling cisticola is as ubiquitous in the northeast as the Levaillant's cisticola is in the southwest .... :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I'm a complete newbie with birds so hopefully I don't look really stupid :wink:

Is this bird a magpie shrike?
So far I can't find other pictures where they have this white speckles on the face?
Unfortunately I don't have a better picture, it wouldn't turn to the camera...
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I'm no expert, but it certainly looks like a magpie shrike to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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