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Shrike, Retz's Helmet-

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:21 am

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Unread postby Snoobab » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:14 am

Great sighting WTM. I have only seen them in Kruger twice. Once on the s3 a few years ago and last year in Punda camp. They were not that common but maybe they are becoming more abundant. Anyone else seen them.

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Unread postby j-ms » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:46 am

We have also only found them at Punda (on the Flycatcher Trail).

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Unread postby francoisd » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:55 am

Seen them in the Punda and Pafuri areas in February this year
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Unread postby Johann » Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:51 pm

francoisd wrote:Seen them in the Punda and Pafuri areas in February this year


Ja, we saw them near Pafuri PS during the Birding weekend in Jan.
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Unread postby Johann » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:09 am

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Re: Shrike, Retz's Helmet-

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:33 pm

I've seen these in Skukuza, Biyamiti Camp, Near Lower Sabie....Aswel as along the Crocodile River(S25)....and In Marloth Park...and in Lake Kariba..Not the most common bird, but not as uncommon as I thought.
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Re: Shrike, Retz's Helmet-

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:31 pm

I have 2 more :

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no idea :redface: I don't find anything... I'm certainely a little bit blind :? it's seems so easy with these red eyes :redface:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Barcud » Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:52 pm

Hi Anne-Marie,

Second bird is a Retz's Helmet-shrike - eye and bill colour and white undertail coverts.

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

Have a good weekend,

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:25 pm

thanks a lot Barcud, for me too... lifers :dance:
a snowy week end ?
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does somebody know??

Unread postby schliek » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:25 pm

beautiful red bill.
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Unread postby BushFairy » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:36 pm

Hi :D

Retzs Helmetshrike. Great sighting!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Barcud » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:35 pm

Hi Shliek,

Bush Fairy is correct with the second one - Ret's Helmet Shrike.

It helps a lot if you could add information on where you saw each bird and the dates seen if possible.

Hope this helps,

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Re: Shrike, Retz's Helmet-

Unread postby Johann » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:16 pm

This 1st year immature (if I've got the aging right) was part of an extended family we found near the Pafuri border post. There were a few adult birds present and another immature which I believe to be in its 2nd year (showing the red skin around the eyes). The yellow eye of the adult will only appear during the bird's 3rd year.

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