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Tchagra: Brown-Crowned

Unread postby Candy's Style » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:52 pm

Last week I went to KNP with my parents and we travelled from the South to North and then back again. Before I do a trip report, could you please help me with a few bird IDs? Please click on the links for larger pix...
Date for all pix: 22-28 June 2008

Place: Pafuri area
Habitat: Woodland on the ground.
Size: about 20cm
I know it is a type of Tchagra but they confuse me when it comes to identifying them. PS: it is not black on the top of the head.
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Tchagra: Brown-Crowned

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:53 pm

I think you are spot-on with all the birds. The Tchagra can only be brown-cowned if it isn't black-crowned :twisted:

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Tchagra: Brown-Crowned

Unread postby Candy's Style » Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:24 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:I think you are spot-on with all the birds. The Tchagra can only be brown-cowned if it isn't black-crowned :twisted:

Yup, I knew I found a new bird species :twisted:
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:52 am

Joe gave you the answer to your questions but here is my two cents for what it is worth.

Brown on the head. Brown-Crowned Tchagra.

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Tchagra: Brown-Crowned

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:15 pm

Taken at Matambeni bird hide, KNP, Aug 2008
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This fellow is listed in Prime Origins Guide to Best Birding in Kruger as "The Warbling Minstrel' in The Kruger Hit Parade :lol: So, I'd reckon he must be one of the songsters of the early morning.
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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:09 pm

The birdie with the white eyebrow I'm reasonably sure is a Brown-crowned Tchagra. It was around Phalaborwa.


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Could you help out IDing it for me? Well, not for me, for a non-forumite. :lol:

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Unread postby Batmad » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:34 pm

Brown crowned Tchagra :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:40 pm

Thanks Batmad. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Tchagra: Brown-Crowned

Unread postby Barcud » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:06 pm

Pic taken north of Shinwedzi

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Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:15 pm

... and some more :D please
3. Black-crowned Tchagra ? 17.11 aroun Berg-en-Dale

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby deefstes » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:39 pm

anne-marie, you're correct on all your ID's except for the Tchagra, which is a Brown-crowned Tchagra.
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Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:17 pm

:D thanks a lot
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Ludwig » Wed May 12, 2010 3:01 pm

Hello birders,

working on my most recent pictures from Krugerpark I have to recognise:
The more I try the less I can!

Are you willing to help me?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Wed May 12, 2010 3:47 pm

Ludwig:
#1: Brown-capped Tchagra (might be black-capped, I can't see from the photo)
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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Rookie » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:35 pm

While I was sorting out my photos for my TR, I came across some other unidentifieds and I have looked through my Sasol book and can't pinpoint them, so again, I am asking the experts for a bit of help.

Sorry for the quality of the photos.

I would put this one in the Shrike family due to the beak. The Zorro mask, could put it into the Batis family, but I think it is a bit big for that.

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