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Shrike: Crimson-Breasted

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:45 pm

Crimson-breasted Shrike were seen near the Punda gate recently. Unbelieveable. Please report sigings of it if seen in Kruger, if they were to show up there.

What a beautifull bird... :D
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Crimson Breasted Shrike

Unread postby Wild@Heart » Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:32 am

Was lucky to spot this little one yesterday ... I thought the colours were outstanding

Now if I can find the Yellow variation of it ...

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Unread postby restio » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:30 pm

KTP is the place to see them, especially Nossob camp.

But they are difficult to photograph! I have lots of not-so-good photos. :redface:
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Unread postby Boulder » Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:33 pm

You are right Restio. Ive taken lots of photos of them at Nossob in the days of Velvia but they jump all over the place!!
Im dying to let loose on them with free digital film!!!
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I have one pic...but not from sanparks

Unread postby paulbright » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:26 pm

Hi,
I have one pic of this magnificient bird, taken at sondela lodge near warm baths (bela bela) in gaunteng.

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:49 pm

Nossob, September by Mrs BB

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Crimson-breasted Shrike

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:23 pm

Have seen them every time we visited Marakele. When camping there at the end of April we had one at our campsite every day. The problem is - it never sat still long enough for a decent phtograph.

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Unread postby katydownunder » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:45 pm

restio wrote:KTP is the place to see them, especially Nossob camp.

But they are difficult to photograph! I have lots of not-so-good photos. :redface:


I have to agree on both... :lol:
The first one we saw at Nossob and the second at Urikaruus:

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Re: Shrike: Crimson-Breasted

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:43 pm

I am sure there are quite a bit of forumites that do not receive Trevor's rarity report or other news from Pretoria bird club and therefor might not know that there has been a sighting of the rare Yellow morph Crimson-breasted Shrike, between Klerksdorp and Wolmaranstad this past week.

It has been sighted at a Lodge by an atlasser. It is called Klipfontein Lodge on the Klipfontein farm. Just past Bona Bona Lodge.
I believe some people have had great sightings of this bird there and maybe they can post some of their photos here for others to enjoy, as it is really a beautiful bird.
As for myself: I went through there on Friday, and while still parking the car saw the bird on the grass next to the 'foreman's' hut, but he then came running on to assist and the bird was off. There after I had 3 brief sightings of it, of which I was able to take the two rather poor photos below.
The wind was unbelievably strong and horrible - so I figure that also kept the bird away. Despite waiting in that wind for another 2 hours, it did not return. :evil: I might try again this week....

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Re: Shrike: Crimson-Breasted

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:13 am

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This one has been my PC background wallpaper for a while:
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Re: Shrike: Crimson-Breasted

Unread postby Wild about cats » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:28 pm

Not seen in a SANpark (sorry about bad quality - the bird wasn't very photogenic :wink: )

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Re: Shrike: Crimson-Breasted

Unread postby Toko » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:30 pm

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Re: Shrike: Crimson-Breasted

Unread postby Toko » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:28 pm

Hi Bush Baptist,

you are right, they sell at Nossob stuffed birds, look I took the hole collection.
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Re: Shrike: Crimson-Breasted

Unread postby Bobbi Jane » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:51 pm

Sorry, not a SANparks bird but just had to share my Rietvlei (Pretoria area) find! 7 Aug 2011
Such a gorgeous bird!
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