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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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 Post subject: Re: Shrike: Red-backed
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi, could I please have clarification on the ID of this little bird which I think could be a Female Red-back Shrike.
Seen in Kruger last month.
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Elsa wrote:
Hi, could I please have clarification on the ID of this little bird which I think could be a Female Red-back Shrike.

That is exactly what it is! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks Joel. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi guys,

Please could you experts shed some light on the ID of this little chap or chapette!
Seen in Kruger in Mar this year.

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was thinking of the the Cisticolas but really not sure which one if that at all. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Initial thoughts are of Red-Backed Shrike........But i'll look again with some references for you!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Rusty, you're being overly cautious. It definitely is a juvenile Red-backed Shrike. I'm assuming you still want to definitively rule out juvenile Lesser Grey Shrike?

The reddish brown mantle, buffy margins of the primaries and absence of a white patch at the base of the primaries rule out Lesser Grey.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks so much RJ and Deefstes, :D
yes I can see the Shrike bill now clearly. :doh:

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 Post subject: Ex-Ex-Identification Help - General Birds
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I have 4 more, please :D

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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 second one looks more like a Red-backed Shrike to me. The slighter bill, pinkish wash to the underparts and black tip to the under tail suggests Red-backed Shrike.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Are you sure both of these birds are the same? The first one certainly is a Lesser Grey Shrike but the second one looks more like a Red-backed Shrike to me. The slighter bill, pinkish wash to the underparts and black tip to the under tail suggests Red-backed Shrike.


Not at all :redface: and now if I compare a little bit more better, I'm sure that is not the same :?
:hmz: still a lot of work, it's realy not easy, thank you very much :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi everybody. Happy New Year to you all. Hope 2010 is a great one for all the mites and their families. :thumbs_up:

My SO and I were in Kruger in December and we have a few birds that we need help identifying:


Finally we spotted this little guy between Satara and Olifants. Have no idea what he is. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Bushaddict

The last one is a juvenile or female Red backed Shrike

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hey Niall,

Thanks very much for your help. :thumbs_up:

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