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 Post subject: Re: Common Fiscal Shrike
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:47 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Shrike: Common Fiscal
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Lizets Picture shows a typical example of the Western race of this species...great pic lizet!

i have seen both races....The western in Port Elizabeth and the more common one here in Joburg :D

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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi all again,

Tried to ID the following birds. Could someone confirm whether I'm on track with this newly discovered birding hobby :D ?

2. I was doubting between either the Fiscal Shrike or the Fiscal Flycatcher. Based on the shape of the beck I would say Fiscal Shrike. Correct?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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great stuff basde_vos :clap: you are definately heading in the right direction by looking at beak size, coulor around the beak area on the head and size of the bird- you'll see that you'll get more confidince once you've made a few ID's on your own.

correct on all of them I'd say :dance:
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Morkel777 was asking for the ID of this bird seen in KTP and most posters didn't seem to know, my curiosity is also piqued so I thought I would ask here on his behalf.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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It is the subcoronatus subspecies of Common Fiscal. They have a white eye stripe, and this is probably a young bird, hence the brown edges to the primaries.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Wow, thanks Niall, that is quite incredible, is this quite a common occurrence?
according to my Sasol guide is this the one they refer to as the species from the Arid West and sometimes considered a different species, Latakoo Fiscal or is that something completely different?
No wonder I was battling to find it in my books!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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This is the adult version, Elsa or at least I think so

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks Mi, you see I have never before seen the Western race, subcoronatus before with the white eyebrow, always just the all black head to below the eye.
But as I said, you live and learn. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Elsa, you'll have to go to KTP :whistle:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I have but clearly not often or long enough! :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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:oops: Stupid me, you were there not that long ago and also at Augrabies :slap: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Is this possibly a fairy flycatcher? Seen at Karoo NP on 13 September 2011.

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(Another possibility is puffback, but according to my Newman's, it doesn't occur in the Karoo.)


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I remember it being smaller than the common fiscal, but perhaps it was just scrunched up in the early morning chill ..... :?


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