Skip to Content

Shrike: Red-backed

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
User avatar
charbel
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 784
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:22 pm
Location: Brazil

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by charbel » Mon May 23, 2011 2:11 pm

Dear Niall,

Thanks.

Cheers
Charbel

User avatar
Leeukos
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 795
Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:07 am
Location: Under African Sky !!!

Re: Shrike: Red-backed

Unread post by Leeukos » Sun May 13, 2012 8:43 am

A photo of a Red-backed Shrike taken close to Afsaal Picnic Spot.

Image
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

User avatar
Crested Val
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
FAC Member (2015)
Posts: 7053
Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:49 am
Location: Brecon Beacons National Park

Re: Shrike: Red-backed

Unread post by Crested Val » Sun May 13, 2012 11:46 am

Image

Male Red-Backed Shrike


Image

Female Red-Backed Shrike.

User avatar
Roan
Posts: 160
Joined: Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:22 pm
Location: Bela-Bela, Limpopo

Re: Shrike: Red-backed

Unread post by Roan » Sun May 13, 2012 6:03 pm

The male looks like a proper little bandit with that band across it's eyes.
Nice pics CV :thumbs_up:
2013. . . . . Okavango?

User avatar
Crested Val
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
FAC Member (2015)
Posts: 7053
Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:49 am
Location: Brecon Beacons National Park

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Crested Val » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:50 pm

Please could I have help with these two birds, which I saw 2 days ago near Crooks Corner.
Thanks, and sorry the photos are rubbish!!! :redface:

Image

User avatar
anne-marie
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 6487
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:36 pm
Location: Lausanne (Switzerland)

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:41 pm

Hi Val
for the second, I would say a Red-backed Shrike
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince

back home...

User avatar
Gilbertr14
Posts: 265
Joined: Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:00 pm
Location: Cape Town

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:37 pm

anne-marie wrote:Hi Val
for the second, I would say a Red-backed Shrike



shrike.
Concur

User avatar
Crested Val
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
FAC Member (2015)
Posts: 7053
Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:49 am
Location: Brecon Beacons National Park

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Crested Val » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:09 pm

Please could someone help me with this little fella, who was seen on the H6 a few days ago?

Thanks.


Image

User avatar
Johan van Rensburg
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Birder of the Year (2015)
Posts: 2373
Joined: Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:33 pm
Location: Jam Street

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:20 am

Juv red-backed shrike, CV
698 Latest lifers: Sooty falcon, American golden plover, Temminck's stint, Red-necked phalarope, Cape long-billed lark, Agulhas long-billed lark, Karoo eremomella

User avatar
Crested Val
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
FAC Member (2015)
Posts: 7053
Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:49 am
Location: Brecon Beacons National Park

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Crested Val » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:50 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:Juv red-backed shrike, CV


Thanks Johan. :thumbs_up:

User avatar
DinkyBird
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 43529
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:54 pm
Location: The Beautiful Cape

Re: Shrike: Red-backed

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:40 pm

Kruger, Feb 2014
ImageRed-backed Shrike (female) by dinkybird, on Flickr
Sawubona
Dalene

User avatar
saraf
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 7504
Joined: Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:19 pm
Location: Portsmouth, England

Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by saraf » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:00 am

OK, hope this qualifies as an LBJ. And that someone can help.

ImageIMG_5674 by saraf2011, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5667 by saraf2011, on Flickr

I'm hoping it's the same bird. We think it's an immature pale flycatcher?

Spotted around Pafuri picnic site in mid Nov.
Want to say Thank You or Well Done to a fellow 'mite? Why not nominate them for a Kudu?

User avatar
hilda
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
FAC Member (2016)
FAC Member (2015)
Posts: 15284
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:39 am
Location: Pretoria SA

Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:53 am

I'm no expert Saraf, but I would say it is a female Red-backed Shrike. :thumbs_up:

Ladybirder
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 483
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:09 pm

Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Ladybirder » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:48 am

:thumbs_up:

User avatar
saraf
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 7504
Joined: Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:19 pm
Location: Portsmouth, England

Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by saraf » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:42 pm

:lol: Thanks Hilda & Ladybirder.
Want to say Thank You or Well Done to a fellow 'mite? Why not nominate them for a Kudu?


Return to “Birding in Southern Africa”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by Ton&Herma at 22:35:36
orpen
Submitted by Ton&Herma at 20:36:27
satara
Submitted by jobi at 02:38:54
nossob
Submitted by Ton&Herma at 22:07:22