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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Grey-headed bush-shrike

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I lightened the pic a bit in Photoshop (would be better with higher res though) and the bird shows a small bill and dark eye which points to Orange-breasted Bush-shrike. Grey-headed has a very big, heavy bill and always shows a light coloured eye.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Agree with Johann's ID. For the bush-shrikes the bill is definitely the give-away. On another photo you might have been able to see the yellow forehead. Like Johann said the eye is also significantly different: Grey-headed Bush-Shrike has big yellow eyes. This is another example of birds you would never mistake in the field because of the size difference, but from a photo it can actually be quite hard!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Agreed with the latest ID.....I wish I could spend enough time time up in Pafuri Picnic Spot, to know which birds are always there or not :lol: .... :D Never been there before!!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thank you guys! :clap: :clap:

All your input is invaluable and I am sure Martie will be so pleased to add to her list (I would .. :mrgreen: )

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Taken at Hluhluwe. Landed very briefly before moving off again. Sorry for the quality of the pic. I think grey-headed bush shrike?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Charming1,
You just posted it the other way around. The first bird is a Orange-breasted BS. It has the grey head with a yellow eyebrow, olivegreen on the wing and dark eye.


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 Post subject: Re: Shrike: Orange-breasted Bush-
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Seen at Biyamiti in camp :)

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 Post subject: Re: Shrike: Orange-breasted Bush-
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Very nice! :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Shrike: Orange-breasted Bush-
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Crooks' Corner, January 2011.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I thank all those who have responded so far...Great to put names to pictures,. Some might say try ID yourself...but its not that easy! And when you get it wrong, oh my?? I would rather not. :shock:

All these pics were taken during June and July 2009 around Tsendze, Letaba and Shingwedzi

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Martie, this is what I think:

4. Looks like a Grey-headed Bush Shrike but I could be wrong

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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My take on your pics is as follows:

4. Orange-breasted Bush Shrike

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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4. Grey-headed Bush-Shrike


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

Number 4 is a Orange Breasted Bush-Shrike :D


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