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Re: Boubou, Tropical Boubou

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:12 am

Lower Sabie, Nov 2011:

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Re: Boubou, Tropical Boubou

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:52 am

DinkyBird wrote:Lower Sabie, Nov 2011:


Hi Dalene,

Lower Sabie would be quite far out of range for a Tropical Boubou. Did you hear it calling? How did you pick this Boubou up?

Do you have more photos of it? I am trying to figure out if it is not just a pale northern race of Southern Boubou but I am not sure if I see a rufous vent or not.

Here is a Pafuri one:

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And here is a Mapungubwe one, which shows slightly more rufous coloration on the legs:

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Re: Boubou, Tropical Boubou

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:02 am

Here is another Mapungubwe individual.

Note that the vent is pure white.

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Re: Boubou, Tropical Boubou

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:07 am

The more I look at your bird DB, the more I reckon it is a Southern Boubou of the pale north-eastern race, pretty much as the one here below:

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