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James Tyrrell


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 ...

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James, I have no idea

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I’d go with a magpie shrike …

Fork-tailed Drongo?

magpie shrike

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

I also go for the magpie shrike.

I’ll guess it is a pin-tailed whydah

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Magpie Shrike, the long tail is a big clue!

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

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…

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