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Shrike: Red-backed

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:00 pm

We saw this little bird posing so beautifully for us but cannot find what it is, can anybody please help? :?

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Unread postby francoisd » Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:51 am

Definitley a Female Red-backed Shrike. The crescentric markings on the breast and flanks are diagnostic. These markings can also be found in juvenile Common Fiscal (Fiscal Shrike) but this bird is much darker in colour
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Unread postby francoisd » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:47 pm

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Unread postby jonty1 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:17 am

Hi everyone :)
was hoping you guys could help me id these birds. they are so beautiful, but i'm kinda stumped at what they could be
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:44 am

Jonty,

You don't mention where or when you've seen it. What I can tell you is that they are shrikes. The photo does not give me a good enough indication of what shrike.

I would go for Red-Backed. But it could also be a Lesser Grey Shrike.

Do you have a bigger picture for me?

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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:10 pm

Jonty, they are both female red-backed shrikes.

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Shrike, Red-backed

Unread postby Mgoddard » Fri May 09, 2008 10:54 am

All I can say is that I had an awesome time looking for birds in the Park....please can someone ID these for me...

This one was taken close to LS....

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Unread postby Niall » Fri May 09, 2008 11:13 am

Hi MG

Shrike - Female red backed

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Unread postby Mgoddard » Fri May 23, 2008 11:38 am

Mgoddard wrote:This one was taken close to LS....

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As said it is a red backed shreik.... :D , but then what is this one..??? They look totaly different to the previous photo posted..but according to my Sasol and my eyes this is a red back shreik :redface:

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Please tell me if Im asking for too many ID's :redface:

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri May 23, 2008 11:46 am

The top pic is a juvenile red-backed shrike. The bottom two is of an adult red-backed shrike. :wink:

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Unread postby francoisd » Fri May 23, 2008 11:51 am

wildtuinman wrote:The top pic is a juvenile red-backed shrike. The bottom two is of an adult red-backed shrike.

Wildtuinman is half way correct.

The last two photos are indeed an adult but a adult male Red-backed Shrike. The one in your first photo can either be a female or juvenile Red-backed Shrike
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Red-Backed Shrike

Unread postby Bahamut » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:41 pm

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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:55 pm

Red-Backed Shrike(f)

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Mgoddard » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:33 am

Mystery bird for me...seen in Kruger in January

Maybe a red backed shrike
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Niall » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:39 am

Hi MG

Female Red backed Shrike

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