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Shrike, Lesser Grey

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

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

Another shrike??
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

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

Hi MG

Lesser Grey Shrike

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby deefstes » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:52 am

Hey, that Lesser Grey Shrike is a pretty cool photograph. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

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

Thanks Niall. :D

Thanks deefstes :D

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby deefstes » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:30 am

When you're in Qatar, do keep an eye out for the bigger brother, Greater Grey Shrike. They're very similar but the GGS does not have the black forehead that the LGS has.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Niall » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:43 am

I do not possess a copy of Newmans, but apparently the LGS also lacks the black forehead at certain times of the year (Nov-Jan), a feature on a photo a friend sent me to have a look at.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby deefstes » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:57 am

Niall wrote:I do not possess a copy of Newmans, but apparently the LGS also lacks the black forehead at certain times of the year (Nov-Jan), a feature on a photo a friend sent me to have a look at.


True, I thought it was theiur juvenile plumage, not sure if it has anything to do with an annual cycle. Either way, I'm not sure how juvenile Lesser Grey Shrike is seperated from Greater Grey Shrike but I think distribution is a pretty straight forward indicator. I'm not aware of any overlap in their ranges.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Jumbo » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:03 am

deefstes wrote:
Niall wrote:I do not possess a copy of Newmans, but apparently the LGS also lacks the black forehead at certain times of the year (Nov-Jan), a feature on a photo a friend sent me to have a look at.


True, I thought it was theiur juvenile plumage, not sure if it has anything to do with an annual cycle.


It would be great to get more detail on this. I’m not at all as clued up as you guys and also do not have a Newmans…but what I did find was that on Roberts MM its is mentioned that the immature bird do not have a black forehead….the black is restricted to the ear coverts.
Maybe somebody who has access to a Newmans can shed more light on it?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Tilandi » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:04 pm

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Taken 22 Feb @ 3:50 North West.
Please can anybody help with an ID, I have no idea :doh:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby JoelR » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:47 am

Looks like a juvenile Lesser Grey Shrike. Possible confusion with juvenile Common Fiscal can be ruled out 'cause the bird does'nt have a white wing bar.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Tilandi » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:05 pm

Thanks JoelR :D
Here is another photo of the same bird
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Ex-Ex-Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:41 pm

I have 4 more, please :D

No. 2 Lesser Grey Shrike ? 11.11 around Crocodile Bridge
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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 first one certainly is a Lesser Grey Shrike.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby granjan » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:26 am

Could someone please ID this bird for me.
I'm sure it's a shrike but the colouring doesn't seem to match any of them.
Seen in January near Kumana dam.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Roan » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:33 pm

Jip. It is a Lesser Grey Shrike.
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