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Unread postby Andy Pay » Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:58 am

Quite right Snoobab. The head pattern is all wrong for Orange-breasted. What about this one then?
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Unread postby francoisd » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:03 am

As I mention in my post the photo posted was originally posted in the ID Needed thread. Various people at the time said that this is a juvenile/sub adult Orange-breasted Bush-shrike.

Grey-headed Bush-shrike in both adult and young birds has a pale eye as far as I know.

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Unread postby Snoobab » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:08 am

Yes francoisd that is correct. Read up a bit more and agree it is a juv OBBS, overlooked the eye at the first glance.

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:08 am

francoisd wrote:As I mention in my post the photo posted was originally posted in the ID Needed thread. Various people at the time said that this is a juvenile/sub adult Orange-breasted Bush-shrike.

Grey-headed Bush-shrike in both adult and young birds has a pale eye as far as I know.


I agree on the pale eye, Cois, and not having my guide with me, drove me nuts. But I knew something didn't look right on comparing the two species. I still think your initial bird is an OBS.
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Unread postby Elsa » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:06 am

We saw this little bird in September this year and it seemed to have a damaged wing or maybe it was young but it did not seem to be able to fly and was scuttling around on the ground.
I do apologise for the poor quality but it was my first and to date only sighting of this lovely little bird. :D

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Re: Bush-Shrike: Orange-breasted Bush-Shrike

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Unread postby Scottm » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:14 pm

Please help a novice on what these birds are. Both in Kruger during August.

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Unread postby JenB » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:32 pm

Hi Scottm, warm welcome to the forum! :D

This one is an Orange-breasted Bush-shrike.

Lovely pics of busy little birds that's tough to photograph! :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:34 pm

Hi Scottm,

Agree with JenB :D Nice pics by the way! :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Scottm » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:46 pm

Thanks Jen. I have many other photos that need ID's, so I hope I will not be seen to be too stupid. Clearly I need a new set of books :doh:
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Unread postby JenB » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:55 pm

Post them, Scott. These guys love a challenge! :D

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Unread postby Scottm » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:44 am

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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:44 pm

Taken in Croc Bridge camp today...

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Unread postby Cherries » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:15 pm

Latest from Martie!! If you are unsure ask Frank he has idented for Martie but poor girl didn't write them down!!

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Unread postby JenB » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:18 pm

Cherries, thanx for posting for Martie! :dance: :dance:
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