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 Post subject: Tchagra: Blackcrowned
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:17 pm 
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We always refer to him as the happiest bird in the park :) He's also known as the 'Joburg Joller' He sounds like a local walking along with a radio on his shoulder whistling along to the tune.
Lovely bird quite difficult to find but easy to hear.


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Manzi a trails ranger at BnD calls one of them, have to hear their sound they make, the Catherine Zeta Jones Bird.

"I am so beautifulllll... soooo beautifulllll" is the syllable it is singing.

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We have seen one at Ngwenya in 2000.

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 Post subject: Black-crowned Tchagra (Tchagra senegala).
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Black-crowned Tchagra (Tchagra senegala).
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 Post subject: Re: Tchagra: Blackcrowned
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Seen in the Mopani area in Feb this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hello,
I'm a bit confused about this one. After studying my bird books my guess is Red-backed Shrike but I'm not sure at all :hmz:
I saw this fellow on the road from Pretoriuskop to Skukuza in May this year.

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Thanks in advance for your help :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I'm sure it's a Tchagra, looks like Black-crowned. Some pics are on my website of both.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thank you Niall! I didn't even think about that one, but now I have checked my books again and I'm sure you are right :thumbs_up:
Nice web side btw with superb pics :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I'm pretty sure that this bird is a tchagra, but I'm not sure which one :hmz: Seen on the Dzundzwini loop in the company of an arrowmarked babbler on 20 April 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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arks, It is a Brown-crowned Tchagra


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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:dance: Thanks, Ladybirder, that's what I was hoping it was! That's another new tick for me!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Is this a(nother) browncrowned tchagra? Seen on 21 April 2012 on the red rocks loop.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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The Tchagra is a bit difficult to tell Arks, But I would probably go for another Brown Crowned Tchagra. The Black Crowned Tchagra's black stripe seems to always be a bit "heavier" than the brown crowned tchagra

Here is an example http://www.vdberghimages.co.za/BlackCTchagra.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks for your detailed feedback on the tchagra DD. :thumbs_up:


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