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 Post subject: Shrike, Lesser Grey
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:33 am 
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Mystery bird for me...seen in Kruger in January

Another shrike??
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi MG

Lesser Grey Shrike

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

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks Niall. :D

Thanks deefstes :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:57 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: 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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Please can anybody help with an ID, I have no idea :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks JoelR :D
Here is another photo of the same bird
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 Post subject: Ex-Ex-Identification Help - General Birds
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I have 4 more, please :D

No. 2 Lesser Grey Shrike ? 11.11 around Crocodile Bridge
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Jip. It is a Lesser Grey Shrike.

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