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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Mgoddard » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:10 am

Thanks Niall.

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Re: Shrike: Red-backed

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:06 pm

Hi, could I please have clarification on the ID of this little bird which I think could be a Female Red-back Shrike.
Seen in Kruger last month.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby JoelR » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:27 pm

Elsa wrote:Hi, could I please have clarification on the ID of this little bird which I think could be a Female Red-back Shrike.

That is exactly what it is! 8)

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Unread postby Elsa » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:46 pm

Thanks Joel. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:30 pm

Hi guys,

Please could you experts shed some light on the ID of this little chap or chapette!
Seen in Kruger in Mar this year.

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was thinking of the the Cisticolas but really not sure which one if that at all. :?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:56 pm

Initial thoughts are of Red-Backed Shrike........But i'll look again with some references for you!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby deefstes » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:12 pm

Rusty, you're being overly cautious. It definitely is a juvenile Red-backed Shrike. I'm assuming you still want to definitively rule out juvenile Lesser Grey Shrike?

The reddish brown mantle, buffy margins of the primaries and absence of a white patch at the base of the primaries rule out Lesser Grey.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:13 pm

Thanks so much RJ and Deefstes, :D
yes I can see the Shrike bill now clearly. :doh:
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Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:41 pm

I have 4 more, please :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby deefstes » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:20 pm

anne-marie wrote:No. 2 Lesser Grey Shrike ? 11.11 around Crocodile Bridge
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Are you sure both of these birds are the same? The second one looks more like a Red-backed Shrike to me. The slighter bill, pinkish wash to the underparts and black tip to the under tail suggests Red-backed Shrike.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:46 pm

Are you sure both of these birds are the same? The first one certainly is a Lesser Grey Shrike but the second one looks more like a Red-backed Shrike to me. The slighter bill, pinkish wash to the underparts and black tip to the under tail suggests Red-backed Shrike.


Not at all :redface: and now if I compare a little bit more better, I'm sure that is not the same :?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby BushAddict » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:44 am

Hi everybody. Happy New Year to you all. Hope 2010 is a great one for all the mites and their families. :thumbs_up:

My SO and I were in Kruger in December and we have a few birds that we need help identifying:


Finally we spotted this little guy between Satara and Olifants. Have no idea what he is. :mrgreen:

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Thanks everybody
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Niall » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:19 am

Hi Bushaddict

The last one is a juvenile or female Red backed Shrike

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby BushAddict » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:42 am

Hey Niall,

Thanks very much for your help. :thumbs_up:
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