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 Post subject: Helmet-Shrike: White-Crested (White)
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:55 am 
White-Crested (White) Helmet-Shrike (a rather wet and ruffled looking one)

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Seen this bird, not that often mind you, from just south of the Crocodile river to just south of the Okavango where it travels from west to east.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:32 am 
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Saw a flock of about 7 a few weekends away just outside Punda.


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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:12 pm 
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Awesome, one of my favourite birds, I love the way they seem to float from tree to tree like butterflies. I remember seeing them frequently in the south of the park (particularly around Pretoriuskop) in the mid 90's but the last couple of times I've been I havent seen them at all, although I did see Redbilled (Retz's?) Helmetshrikes in Mopani camp which was a first for me. Has there been a decline in their numbers lately or have I just been in the right places at the wrong times?

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:52 pm 
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fuzzmonkey, I think you were just plain unlucky. Meinfam recently saw more than twenty together in one big bird party. Check out the thread. Go up the page about eight posts until you find the initial one posted by Meinfam.

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Still to collect one of these...Jumbo shrikes to me are an amazing family of birds...thanks for sharing this with us

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Johan,

Good call on your sighting! :thumbs_up:

3. White-crested Helmet-Shrike (juv): The striking white markings on the black wing, white outer tail feathers and hint of grey "crest" on forecrown gives it away. The fact that the eye is dark (instead of yellow) and the eyering is only barely visible points to this being a juvenile.


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 Post subject: Re: Helmet-Shrike: White-Crested (White)
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One of a party of at least 9 birds feeding along the roadside.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet-Shrike: White-Crested (White)
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No helmet coloration.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks Barcud for the ID of the Longclaw. Here is another one, have no idea what it is :doh: This was one of 8-10 birds, all very shy and gone as soon as I stopped the car.
Also seen in KwaZuluNatal last November:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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FC, that looks to me like a white helmet shrike.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Agree with Arks :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Well actually it's a White-crested Helmet Shrike :whistle: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Dave, I believe that both name forms are interchangeable, it's the same bird :wink: :whistle:

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 Post subject: Ex-Identification Help - General Birds
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davejenny wrote:
Well actually it's a White-crested Helmet Shrike :whistle: :thumbs_up:
Well, if we're gonna be pedantic, it's actually White-crested Helmet-Shrike (note the second hyphen) :whistle:

But Arks is quite right in saying that the two names are interchangeable although her white helmet shrike should really have been White Helmetshrike :tongue:

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