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 Post subject: Boubou: Southern Boubou
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:59 am 
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This boubou gets up to a lot of mischief during his daily routine. First he tries his luck stealing chicks from the Chinspot Batis then he gets stuck in the chicken cage and I have to rescue him.
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Southern Boubou
Laniarius ferrugineus

Differs from the Common Fiscal Shrike because of it's shorter tail, white stripe on wing and habits. Differs from the Tropical & Swamp boubous because of it's rufous flanks, undertail and belly.

Size: 23 cm.
Sexes: Female slightly greyer, rufous wash on breast.
Juvenile: Mottled buff-brown upperparts, barred underparts.
Habitat: Thickets, riverine and forests.
Status: Common & Endemic.
Call: 'Boo-boo', whistled 'whee-ooo'.

*Source: Birds of Southern Africa - Ian Sinclair & Phil Hockey


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Seen them in Bontebok NP

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We have one that visits our garden in Fourways, Gauteng. He makes a huge commotion to announce his arrival!


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Just seen one at Rondevlei Bird Sanctuary this afternoon. On a previous visit to Rondevlei I saw one with a snail in it's beak. It was hitting the snail against the branch of the tree...obviously to break the snail's shell so that he could eat the yummy insides...ugh!!!!


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My favorite garden bird, we have had a nesting pair in our garden (Pretoria) for about the last 2 -3 years. Wonderful calls & sightings except when I bring out the camera.


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Just returned from Addo and there where loads of them around.

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Very tame Southern Boubou who simply loves to eat cheddar cheese from the kitchen back door.

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 Post subject: Re: Boubou: Southern Boubou
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These guys were rummaging through the bins at Skukuza Day Visitors

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 Post subject: Re: Boubou: Southern Boubou
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I love these birds - they have such a beautiful and strong call! And they are called out so easily and then keep on sitting near you!

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This one sat rigth in front of me -looking me straight in the eye.

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And then came down the fence to nearly on my foot - I had to "shoo" it away - thought it would bite my toes! :D

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Saw this one posing at Tsokwane in May,very dark, fill flash and slightly overexposed.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I saw this bird on the Mahonie loop on 19 October 2008. My first guess is that it's a southern boubou, but I then wondered whether it might be the similar, but paler tropical boubou?

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Probably the former, but it never hurts to ask :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Southern Boubou arks

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 Post subject: Re: Boubou: Southern Boubou
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Glen Reenen Rest Camp, Golden Gate National Park.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Please help me with this one. Unfortunately it was so high up in the tree, and I couldn't get a side-on view. Taken at LS camp.
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