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 Post subject: Tchagra: Brown-Crowned
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:52 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Tchagra: Brown-Crowned
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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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 Post subject: Tchagra: Brown-Crowned
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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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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.

Well done CS! :clap:

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 Post subject: Tchagra: Brown-Crowned
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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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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Brown crowned Tchagra :thumbs_up:

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Thanks Batmad. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Tchagra: Brown-Crowned
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Pic taken north of Shinwedzi

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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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... and some more :D please
3. Black-crowned Tchagra ? 17.11 aroun Berg-en-Dale

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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anne-marie, you're correct on all your ID's except for the Tchagra, which is a Brown-crowned Tchagra.

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

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

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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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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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