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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:01 pm 
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I'd be interested to hear what people think of this bird's ID:

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Seen in Mkhuze.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Interesting pix... My first impression is that it is a young bird, black cuckooshrike. Apart from that I'll need to do lots of research to back up what my gut-feel is...

I'm keen to seen what other opinions come up

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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@Niall:
I'm not quite sure what to make of the first one. My first thoughts were Bushveld Pipit but those were just fleeting thoughts :wink: , I think JvR might be closer to the truth.

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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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I have 2 more :
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a robin ? a Trush ? around Shingwedzi 24.10.09

thanks a lot :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Anne-Marie,

First bird is a female Black Cuckooshrike - green & yellow markings on upperparts and barred underparts.

Great birds to see, both would be lifers for me, I'm very jealous!

Have a good weekend,

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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thanks a lot Barcud, for me too... lifers :dance:
a snowy week end ?
you too :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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This is a female black cuckooshrike taken in my garden

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:59 pm 
I’m quite sure this is a Black Cuckooshrike…seen it this past weekend at our home in Marloth. What I’m a bit puzzled about is the lack of the white eyebrow. All my sources say the juvenile resembles the female…but can it be that the juvenile does not have such a distinctive white line above the eye?

Horrible photo, I know…all I was able to get :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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:thumbs_up: Jumbo a female or juv, hard to tell, the eyebrow is not always that distinctive and probably why it is not mentioned as a id feature, the majority of this birds eyebrow is behind the branch in any case so not visible. on pg54 is pics of one posted by charming1 also without a strong eyebrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:51 pm 
Thanks a lot, Wingman 8) …I also now had a look at a couple of other photos and realized that mostly the white above the eye is not nearly as distinctive as the sketch in Roberts, for example, shows


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Jumbo- An almost dead giveaway to telling you that this is a Female Black Cuckooshrike is the yellow on the wings. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I saw this bird on the s30 (Salitje road) in KNP on 18-8-2010.
I think this is a female Black Cuckooshrike. Am I right?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Spot on Anja!

I have never seen the male :cry:

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Thanks! BB. :thumbs_up:
This bird was all alone, no male around.
I wonder if I would recognize the male, he looks like a Drongo.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Oops, maybe I HAVE seen him :redface:

I am learning not to assume, but check. The Burchell's coucal just might NOT be a Burchell's etc....

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