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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Crested Val » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:44 pm

Thanks everyone.
I usually see them back view, so didn't recognise the front!! :redface:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Crested Val » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:41 am

Saw this little fella in our hedge in Port Edward, is it a juvenile shrike of some sort?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:24 pm

Looks like it could be a Juv Common Fiscal Shrike.
The crescentric barring is not showing up that well tho?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Crested Val » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:19 am

Here I am again!!

Is this a juvenile Fiscal Shrike please??


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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Batmad » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:57 am

Correct Crested Val 8)
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Re: Shrike: Common Fiscal

Unread post by arks » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:41 pm

I saw this example of the "eastern race" (no white eyebrow) of the common fiscal or fiscal shrike whilst enjoying the birdlife viewed from my stoep at MZNP in September 2011.

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And then being viewed myself by the same bird, peaking down onto the stoep from my roof!

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:26 pm

Saw this guy in KTP.

I first thought it was a fiscal, but the longer tail & stripe above the eye did me.

Next I thought it was a white crowned shrike, but that has a white cap.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:35 pm

Doesn't the western race of the fiscal have the white eyebrow, BB? As for the longer-appearing tail, perhaps it's a photo distortion? :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:56 pm

Altho not quite in range, could it possibly be the Brown-crowned Tchagra?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by pantera leo » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:28 pm

arks wrote:Doesn't the western race of the fiscal have the white eyebrow, BB? As for the longer-appearing tail, perhaps it's a photo distortion? :hmz:


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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Ferdelance » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:40 pm

BB thats a classic example of a western race of the fiscal shrike. I've also noticed the longer tail in some of the fiscal shrikes located in the west.....is interesting! Maybe I'm seeing things!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:38 pm

THanks all for IDing my fiscal shrike!
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Re: Shrike: Common Fiscal

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat May 26, 2012 8:48 pm

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Re: Shrike: Common Fiscal

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat May 26, 2012 8:49 pm

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by WackoRhino » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:41 am

Hello again :)

I have posted my TR about KTP http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=64645

and there is one question about this photo:

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I said Brubru because of the reddish patch and the white line on the back. Someone said Fiscal, and then Elsa said maybe Latakoo Fiscal :hmz:

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