We haven’t had one of these in over a month, so figured it was about time.
Summer is the breeding season for many of Londolozi’s birds – both resident and migratory, so we though it was fitting that today’s one should be on a nest.
The nest does obscure it slightly, but there’s more than enough evidence in the photo to get to the right answer.
Look a bit closer, is all we’re saying…
The answer should be in next Friday’s TWIP, but I know I’ve forgotten to put it in there a couple of times in recent months and need to be reminded in the comments, so I apologise in advance if I forget again.
Filed under Bird ID Challenge Birds
James, I have no idea
I’d go with a 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
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…