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Warbler, Rufous-eared

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:24 pm

Rufous-eared Warbler (Malcorus pectoralis)
I’ve found them on numerous occasions in the Kgalagadi TFP along the road just outside Twee Rivieren camp (on the low shrub vegetation) as well as on the dune-road 10km from Twee Rivieren on the Auob river road towards Mata-Mata. Normally seen in the drier parts, as the karoo and western desert areas.

They are easily overlooked as a long tailed LBJ, but when up close you can see the lovely rufous ear patch and black breast band.
The adults are almost alike with the female a bit duller with a narrow breast band.
The juv. has no breast band and brownish ear coverts.

They are very noisy birds and can easily be lured closer by “spishing”, often causing them to pop up from inside a dense bush to see what the alarm is all about.
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Re: Rufous-eared Warbler

Unread postby Ed the Hyena » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:06 pm

Wow, now isn't this a pretty little birdie; great shots LG! :clap:
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Re: Rufous-eared Warbler

Unread postby Batmad » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:09 am

an absoloutly stunning bird!!!
where did you see this bird Lizet?
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Re: Rufous-eared Warbler

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:47 am

Batmad,
I photographed this one about 2km outside Twee Rivieren Kamp in the Kgalagadi TFP on the main road.

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Unread postby Batmad » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:38 am

so many places i need to plan trips to.......
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Re: Warbler, Rufous-eared

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:08 pm

Top photos Lizet :clap: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Warbler, Rufous-eared

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:07 pm

Thanks Rusty!


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