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Old Monday 27th February 2012, 19:25   #1
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Lanius meridionalis ssp algeriensis?? Northern Morocco

Hi all, I need help to confirm, it's Lanius meridionalis ssp algeriensis ? - Thanks
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Old Tuesday 28th February 2012, 04:59   #2
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Looks good to me as algeriensis though the sunlight makes it difficult for me.

When I birded in Libya we got both elegans and algeriensis in the west of the country.

Your bird appears too dark for elegans allowing for the sun's angle.

Your bird has a larger black bridge on the forehead than average but I did see some with it.

I don't think any wintering great grey shrike match as well as algeriensis but I don't have so much experience with them.

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Old Wednesday 29th February 2012, 16:53   #3
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Looks good to me as algeriensis though the sunlight makes it difficult for me.

When I birded in Libya we got both elegans and algeriensis in the west of the country.

Your bird appears too dark for elegans allowing for the sun's angle.

Your bird has a larger black bridge on the forehead than average but I did see some with it.

I don't think any wintering great grey shrike match as well as algeriensis but I don't have so much experience with them.

Hope this helps

Rob www.birdingforalark.blogspot.com
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Old Wednesday 29th February 2012, 16:58   #4
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algeriensis indeed. Below is an elegans from Morocco, note the whiteness below especially and the paler grey upperparts

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