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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:11 pm

Morkel777 was asking for the ID of this bird seen in KTP and most posters didn't seem to know, my curiosity is also piqued so I thought I would ask here on his behalf.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Niall » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:46 pm

It is the subcoronatus subspecies of Common Fiscal. They have a white eye stripe, and this is probably a young bird, hence the brown edges to the primaries.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:49 pm

Wow, thanks Niall, that is quite incredible, is this quite a common occurrence?
according to my Sasol guide is this the one they refer to as the species from the Arid West and sometimes considered a different species, Latakoo Fiscal or is that something completely different?
No wonder I was battling to find it in my books!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Micetta » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:26 pm

This is the adult version, Elsa or at least I think so

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:10 pm

Thanks Mi, you see I have never before seen the Western race, subcoronatus before with the white eyebrow, always just the all black head to below the eye.
But as I said, you live and learn. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Micetta » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:33 pm

Elsa, you'll have to go to KTP :whistle:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:35 pm

I have but clearly not often or long enough! :tongue:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Micetta » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:17 am

:oops: Stupid me, you were there not that long ago and also at Augrabies :slap: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:33 pm

Is this possibly a fairy flycatcher? Seen at Karoo NP on 13 September 2011.

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(Another possibility is puffback, but according to my Newman's, it doesn't occur in the Karoo.)
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pantera leo » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:44 pm

Common Fiscal

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:15 pm

I remember it being smaller than the common fiscal, but perhaps it was just scrunched up in the early morning chill ..... :?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Crested Val » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:04 am

Help please!!!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby WillemK » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:11 am

Crested Val wrote:Help please!!!
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Looks like a Common fiscal to me.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pantera leo » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:34 am

Agree with Willem, it's Common Fiscal subspecie subcoronatus with the white eyebrow.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby EOS_User » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:30 am

Still commonly referred to as a Fiscal Shrike... Nice shot...

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