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Bush Blackcap

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Lizet Grobbelaar
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Bush Blackcap

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:35 pm

Bush Blackcap Lioptilus nigricapillus

If you plan a trip to Giant's Castle in the near future, make sure to look out for the Bush Blackcap. I've seen them in camp everyday this past week. They are not that vocal and you need to scan the canopies to find them. They are not easy birds to find and I would say this is the best and easiest place I've personally seen them.

Sexes: Similar
Bill & Legs: Pink
Head: Black cap extending below the eye.
Underparts: Light grey
Upper parts: Olive green
Habitat: High Montane forest patches. I've seen them outside Wakkerstroom and Sani Pass as well.

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Re: Bush Blackcap

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:36 pm

Beautiful pics Lizet and almost tempted to take a trip there to see them. :D

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Re: Bush Blackcap

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:48 pm

Thanks Moegaai for updating the Index Page. I've edited this one so you can add it as well..

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Re: Bush Blackcap

Unread post by Johann » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:22 am

The juvenile that pitched up in out-of-range Heidelberg, Gauteng last year presenting an easy addition to one's list.

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Re: Bush Blackcap

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:32 pm

Great close-up shot Johann!


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