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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:21 pm 
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Fork-tailed Drongo for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:37 pm 
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Many thanks for the ID, I wasn't sure the tail was forked enough to be fork tailed drongo and the guide I have, Sinclair, says that Square tailed can show a shallow fork. It was at Tremisana lodge in Balule Game reserve. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:27 am 
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kittykat23uk wrote:
Hi is this bird Square tailed Drongo?

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I'm not sure because it's eye looks rather dark to me. :hmz:

No-one shouting for Southern Black Flycatcher on this one?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:18 am 
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Agree with Josh.. it is a Southern Black Flycatcher.. way to small for a Drongo.


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 Post subject: Re: Flycatcher, Southern Black
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Letaba Camp

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Another bird that has me perplexed, plus the pix are (very) dark, as is the bird, so I have lightened them to perhaps help? I'm thinking that it might be a drongo or a black flycatcher, except that it seems to be missing its tail? :hmz:

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Also possibly a juvenile?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I think you are on the money with SBFC, although not a juvenile, they are spotted. This fellow has probably had a scrape of sorts... Not looking too happy here.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Many thanks for the ID and insights JvR :thumbs_up:

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