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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:04 am 
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Help please!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Crested Val wrote:
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Hi Val

Looks like a Common fiscal to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Agree with Willem, it's Common Fiscal subspecie subcoronatus with the white eyebrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Still commonly referred to as a Fiscal Shrike... Nice shot...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks everyone.
I usually see them back view, so didn't recognise the front!! :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Saw this little fella in our hedge in Port Edward, is it a juvenile shrike of some sort?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Looks like it could be a Juv Common Fiscal Shrike.
The crescentric barring is not showing up that well tho?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Is this a juvenile Fiscal Shrike please??


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 Post subject: Re: Shrike: Common Fiscal
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I saw this example of the "eastern race" (no white eyebrow) of the common fiscal or fiscal shrike whilst enjoying the birdlife viewed from my stoep at MZNP in September 2011.

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And then being viewed myself by the same bird, peaking down onto the stoep from my roof!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Saw this guy in KTP.

I first thought it was a fiscal, but the longer tail & stripe above the eye did me.

Next I thought it was a white crowned shrike, but that has a white cap.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Doesn't the western race of the fiscal have the white eyebrow, BB? As for the longer-appearing tail, perhaps it's a photo distortion? :hmz:

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Altho not quite in range, could it possibly be the Brown-crowned Tchagra?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Doesn't the western race of the fiscal have the white eyebrow, BB? As for the longer-appearing tail, perhaps it's a photo distortion? :hmz:


Agree :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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BB thats a classic example of a western race of the fiscal shrike. I've also noticed the longer tail in some of the fiscal shrikes located in the west.....is interesting! Maybe I'm seeing things!

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