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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:15 am

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johann » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:21 am

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby JoelR » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:29 am

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:19 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Cherries » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:16 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Charming1 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:55 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:56 am

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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Re: Shrike: Orange-breasted Bush-

Unread postby BushFairy » Wed May 19, 2010 10:05 pm

Seen at Biyamiti in camp :)

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Re: Shrike: Orange-breasted Bush-

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Thu May 20, 2010 2:00 pm

Very nice! :clap:

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Re: Shrike: Orange-breasted Bush-

Unread postby Johann » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:18 pm

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Mgoddard » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:57 am

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:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:01 am

Martie, this is what I think:

4. Looks like a Grey-headed Bush Shrike but I could be wrong
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Niall » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:11 am

My take on your pics is as follows:

4. Orange-breasted Bush Shrike

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby MattAxel » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:26 am

4. Grey-headed Bush-Shrike

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:57 am

Hi Mgoddard

Number 4 is a Orange Breasted Bush-Shrike :D


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