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Tchagra: Brown-Crowned

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:15 pm

Taken at Matambeni bird hide, KNP, Aug 2008
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This fellow is listed in Prime Origins Guide to Best Birding in Kruger as "The Warbling Minstrel' in The Kruger Hit Parade :lol: So, I'd reckon he must be one of the songsters of the early morning.
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Unread post by Guinea Pig » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:09 pm

The birdie with the white eyebrow I'm reasonably sure is a Brown-crowned Tchagra. It was around Phalaborwa.


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Could you help out IDing it for me? Well, not for me, for a non-forumite. :lol:
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Unread post by Batmad » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:34 pm

Brown crowned Tchagra :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Guinea Pig » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:40 pm

Thanks Batmad. :thumbs_up:
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Pic taken north of Shinwedzi

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Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:15 pm

... and some more :D please
3. Black-crowned Tchagra ? 17.11 aroun Berg-en-Dale

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Unread post by deefstes » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:39 pm

anne-marie, you're correct on all your ID's except for the Tchagra, which is a Brown-crowned Tchagra.
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Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:17 pm

:D thanks a lot
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Ludwig » Wed May 12, 2010 3:01 pm

Hello birders,

working on my most recent pictures from Krugerpark I have to recognise:
The more I try the less I can!

Are you willing to help me?

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Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Wed May 12, 2010 3:47 pm

Ludwig:
#1: Brown-capped Tchagra (might be black-capped, I can't see from the photo)
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Unread post by Rookie » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:35 pm

While I was sorting out my photos for my TR, I came across some other unidentifieds and I have looked through my Sasol book and can't pinpoint them, so again, I am asking the experts for a bit of help.

Sorry for the quality of the photos.

I would put this one in the Shrike family due to the beak. The Zorro mask, could put it into the Batis family, but I think it is a bit big for that.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Ladybirder » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:38 pm

I think this bird is a Tchagra. Its a bit difficult because one can't see the crown. My The buffy sort of wash in the neck points to Black-crowned Tchagra.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by DotDan » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:34 am

This one is a bit difficult without seeing the crown of the bird, but on past experiences with Tchagra's I have noticed that Black Crowned Tchagra's tend to be the one's perched on branches and shrubs whereas Brown Crowned Tchagra's tend to be more lower shrub and ground dwelling that only pops out when it is investigating something. I have also seen more Black Crowned Tchagras in the KNP which makes me believe this is also one.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:53 pm

Rookie I have to disagree with Dotdan on the Tchagra.
The Black-Crowned Tchagra normally has a black forehead (which is partly visible in your pic) and very black head even visible from the side, and pale to white underparts, while the Brown-crowned Tchagra has a thin black line on the top border not running all the way to the beak and greyish underparts as this one in your pic.

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Unread post by Rookie » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:38 pm

Thanks so much for all your help in IDing this bird. :gflower:

It is a first for me, or if I have actually seen it before, I didn't realise it. :dance: :dance:

I will have to go back to all the other photos of birds that I have from previous visits and try to ID them now.
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