About the Author

James Tyrrell

Photographic Guide/Media Team

James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

View James's profile

12 Comments

on What Bird is This? #21

Join the conversationJoin the conversation

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

James, I have no idea

Alex McMillan
Explorer

I’d go with a magpie shrike …

Deborah McBride
Digital Ranger

Fork-tailed Drongo?

Rory Hudson
Explorer

magpie shrike

Ian Maclarty
Explorer

Hi James. Magpie Shrike seems to fit the evidence in the picture.

Wim Delvoye
Explorer

I also go for the magpie shrike.

Maggy Sewell
Explorer

I’ll guess it is a pin-tailed whydah

Cheung Yc
Explorer

Aha

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Magpie Shrike, the long tail is a big clue!

David Finkle
Explorer

Magpie shrike, the tail doesn’t seem quite long enough for an adult male pin-tailed whydah.

Declan Porter
Explorer

Stoked about another bird ID challenge! I just got back from a trip to Kruger and had some fantastic birding. This is a Magpie Shrike (Urolestes melanoleucus). We saw plenty of them around on our Kruger trip.

My guess would be magpie shrike due to the tail feathers…

Connect with Londolozi

Follow Us

One moment...
Anonymous
Be the first to this photo
You and 1 others this photo
q

Filed under
Anonymous
10 April, 2798
+
Add Profile