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#1521 fiscal shrike

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 06:26 PM

Richard's Pipit?.


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 05:52 PM

Richard's Pipit?.

 

 

~ @kittykat23uk

 

Is @fiscal shrike correct?

 

Students here were puzzled, as the bird in the posted photo does resemble Anthus richardi.

 

What's puzzled them is that it's slighted ruffled plumage seems to lack the crisply defined feather markings they've observed in Anthus richardi.

 

We tend to feel that @fiscal shrike got it right, albeit with hesitation.

 

Need we consider other possibilities?

 

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 07:31 AM

@janzin got it with tawny pipit. Sorry I thought I had responded to this before.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 09:32 PM

This thread seems to have fallen by the wayside.  I kind of liked it.

 

@janzin - any desire to post a photo in this game?  


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:49 PM

thanks @offshorebirder  I totally missed it! Thanks for bringing this back up, it was a fun thread. The only problem is I'm running out of tricky images (or maybe everyone here is just too good...)

 

Let's try this one...

 

JZ5_1793a.jpg


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:58 PM

Thanks @janzin - the rump is covered by the folded wings, but is it a Yellow Bishop?


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:36 AM

Well that was clearly way too easy! Yes, Yellow Bishop. Here she is a few moments later :)

 

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At Encounter Mara camp, Masai Mara.

 

Your turn @offshorebirder


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:00 AM

Thanks @janzin, so nice to have this game going again. 

 

Truth be told, when I saw this photo going through a batch - I said to myself, I need to use this in the "Name that bird" game on Safaritalk. 

 

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 02:30 PM

Very please to see this game brought back to life.

But I couldn't tell you what this is.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 03:58 PM

@Soukous and others - here is a hint to soften the blow.  Side photo of the same bird.

 

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:25 PM

Well that sure helps :unsure: Coming right after mine I'd say its some sort of bishop as well, or widowbird, as I see acacia thorns it has to be Africa. But which one? hmmm. Need to research!



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:15 AM

Red headed Quelea?


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 08:14 PM

Sorry @Soukous and @janzin - I missed the replies since they didn't mention me.  

 

It's not a Quelia but @janzin is getting very warm.    Note the lack of streaking on the breast.


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 10:09 PM

@offshorebirder Red-collared Widowbird?



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 06:37 PM

You got it @janzin - over to you.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:48 PM

Let's try this one.

 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:16 PM

hmmm no guesses.  I suppose you'll want a hint. 

 

Its an endemic bird and there's enough in this photo to ID it correctly, believe it or not :D



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:31 AM

@janzin - just noticed your post.

 

The white-tipped tail might be Loggerhead Kingbird but the head looks a bit too brown.  But I might recall immatures having less dark heads.

 

So I'll guess Loggerhead Kingbird since it doesn't look right for Giant Kingbird and those are so rare anyway...


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:23 AM

I've convinced myself that this is not an African or European bird, which means it is outside my (limited) area of knowledge.

Having checked out @offshorebirder's suggestion I think he could be correct. 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:33 PM

@offshorebirder unfortunately not correct. Here's a hint--its not a Kingbird at all. What genus looks a lot like Kingbirds? :)

 

Also, remember I said it was endemic to the country its found in. Neither Loggerhead or Giant Kingbird is endemic anywhere.

 

I'll give it a little more time, then I can post another photo from another angle.


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