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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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on What Bird is This? #26

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Wendy Hawkins
Senior Digital Ranger

Black Collared Barbet?

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

It looks like a dark capped bulbul

Ian Hobson

Hello James Black-Collared Barbet

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, could Trumpeter Finch?

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, African Citril Canary?

Ian Maclarty
Guest contributor

Black collared Barbets

Lynn Hurry

Black-collared Barbets

Dave Fincham

Southern Grey Tit

Declan Porter

They are Black-collared Barbets. That greyish back with the yellow on the wings, the yellowish grey belly and the back of the head being black are all characteristic. There’s also the hint of red on the side of the head on the bird on the right.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

That is going to be so difficult with ten pups and only two dogs hunting…

Fingers crossed

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Black-collared barbets?

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Stumped and awaiting the answer!!

Tim Musumba
Digital Ranger

Which i could have a front view of those birds to be sure of my answer!

Excited to hear about the Wild Dogs moving dens. It can’t have been easy.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

I think I have to go with the black collar barbet, mostly because of the yellow/green breast feathers….

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Is it the yellow fronted tinker barber?

Rory Hudson

Black-Collared Barbets

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