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Monday, May 19, 2014

Fiscal Shrike

The females (first picture) are slightly browner than the male but both have a white V-shape marking of white feathers on their backs.
An extremely common bird found throughout South Africa with a sub-species found in the Cape and Freestate which has a white eyebrow steak.
 A common name for them is also the Jacky-hanger due to its habit of hanging insects it catches on barbed wire or thorns.

1 comment:

Gaelyn said...

And once again you come through as I'm labeling photos from Addo, where I captured a male.