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Tchagra: Blackcrowned

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Tchagra: Blackcrowned

Unread postby Freda » Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:17 pm

We always refer to him as the happiest bird in the park :) He's also known as the 'Joburg Joller' He sounds like a local walking along with a radio on his shoulder whistling along to the tune.
Lovely bird quite difficult to find but easy to hear.

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:57 am

Manzi a trails ranger at BnD calls one of them, have to hear their sound they make, the Catherine Zeta Jones Bird.

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Unread postby Jock » Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:30 am

We have seen one at Ngwenya in 2000.
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Black-crowned Tchagra (Tchagra senegala).

Unread postby DuQues » Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:24 am

Black-crowned Tchagra (Tchagra senegala).
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Re: Tchagra: Blackcrowned

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:16 pm

Seen in the Mopani area in Feb this year.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby flying cheetah » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:46 pm

Hello,
I'm a bit confused about this one. After studying my bird books my guess is Red-backed Shrike but I'm not sure at all :hmz:
I saw this fellow on the road from Pretoriuskop to Skukuza in May this year.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Niall » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:28 pm

I'm sure it's a Tchagra, looks like Black-crowned. Some pics are on my website of both.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby flying cheetah » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:47 pm

Thank you Niall! I didn't even think about that one, but now I have checked my books again and I'm sure you are right :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:24 pm

I'm pretty sure that this bird is a tchagra, but I'm not sure which one :hmz: Seen on the Dzundzwini loop in the company of an arrowmarked babbler on 20 April 2012.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Ladybirder » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:17 pm

arks, It is a Brown-crowned Tchagra

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:50 pm

:dance: Thanks, Ladybirder, that's what I was hoping it was! That's another new tick for me!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:47 pm

Is this a(nother) browncrowned tchagra? Seen on 21 April 2012 on the red rocks loop.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DotDan » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:14 am

@ Arks

The Tchagra is a bit difficult to tell Arks, But I would probably go for another Brown Crowned Tchagra. The Black Crowned Tchagra's black stripe seems to always be a bit "heavier" than the brown crowned tchagra

Here is an example http://www.vdberghimages.co.za/BlackCTchagra.aspx

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:24 pm

Thanks for your detailed feedback on the tchagra DD. :thumbs_up:
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