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Cuckooshrike: White-breasted

Unread postby Adansonia » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:18 pm

Seen on the Mahonie loop (near Punda Maria) on 15 October. Sorry for the poor quality - it was quite far off and restless, so I only managed a snapshot.

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Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:03 am

What a special bird, well spotted! :clap:

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Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted

Unread postby francoisd » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:17 am

One of the highlights for our group during the 2007 KNP Birding weekend. Spotted one on the Klopperfontein Road not to far after turning of the tar near Punda.
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Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted

Unread postby DotDan » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:42 am

Lets hope you bring that luck with you next year, I would love to get this tick :wink:

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Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted

Unread postby pathfinder » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:26 am

Was lucky enough to see one in a Mopanie tree next to the entrance gate at Sirheni in 2005 :dance:
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Perhaps Kalahari Dec 2011 ? :)

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Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted

Unread postby Johann » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:54 pm

We usually stop at the short inlet about 10km in on the Mahonie loop, driving clockwise, for early morning coffee. During one such stop on our January 2012 trip we were entertained by a couple of these birds. There were 3 of them in the tree just before I took this photo. We also saw one leucistic bird in the tree right next to the car but unfortunately it flew off before I could get any shot off. Not the greatest but I was very happy to get some record shots.
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Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:56 pm

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Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:40 am

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Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted

Unread postby Ifubesi » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:13 am

Nice sightings Wildtuinman!
If you live in Pretoria you can go and try to spot this species at Groenkloof Nature Reserve! There is one that has been seen there for a few days now. Only one in a long line of strange and seemingly out of range sightings at the same reserve for the last 12 months...
13 Dec 2012 Pretoriuskop
14-15 Dec 2012 Lower Sabie
16 Dec 2012 Tamboti
17-18 Dec 2012 Satara
19-22 Dec 2012 Shingwedzi
23 Dec 2012 Punda Maria

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Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:16 am

Thanks Ifubesi, this is the bird. :wink:
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Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted

Unread postby norms » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:36 pm

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Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted

Unread postby TrevorC » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:23 pm

The same Groenkloof bird :D

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