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Sunspot01 Thursday 18th June 2020 05:58

Madagascar? Robin?
 
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Possibly taken in Madagascar - photo was in a set of photos captured in Madagascar.

birdboybowley Thursday 18th June 2020 12:57

Mad magpie-Robin yes....but I believe it's been split into 3 (?) Species so not knowing whereabouts hinders the specific id

Sunspot01 Thursday 18th June 2020 13:06

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Originally Posted by birdboybowley (Post 4018388)
Mad magpie-Robin yes....but I believe it's been split into 3 (?) Species so not knowing whereabouts hinders the specific id

Thanks. So I take it the bird is an immature male? The photo would have been from around Ifaty SW Madagascar. So the ssp. would be C. a. pica?

andyadcock Thursday 18th June 2020 14:21

This had me stumped, nothing like it on the internet or in the books that I can see and the I.O.C haven't split it.

Also odd is the fact that a search for Cercotrichas albospecularis, just returns a generic page?

andyadcock Thursday 18th June 2020 14:31

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Originally Posted by Sunspot01 (Post 4018393)
Thanks. So I take it the bird is an immature male? The photo would have been from around Ifaty SW Madagascar. So the ssp. would be C. a. pica?

I'd say it was a female based on the white supercilium but as I said, I can find no images that look anything like this?

Xenospiza Thursday 18th June 2020 14:34

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Originally Posted by andyadcock (Post 4018413)
Also odd is the fact that a search for Cercotrichas albospecularis, just returns a generic page?

Try Copsychus specularis ;). Still nothing that really looks similar, but cannot think of anything else there!

andyadcock Thursday 18th June 2020 14:35

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Originally Posted by Xenospiza (Post 4018423)
Try Copsychus specularis ;). Still nothing that really looks similar, but cannot think of anything else there!

Oops, misread the first part of the name but IOC use albospecularis. ;)

They also call it Madagascan rather than Madagascar.

Three races including nominate in the Northeast, pica (W and N) and inexpectatus (EC to SE) being the others

birdboybowley Saturday 20th June 2020 00:36

Knew I'd read it somewhere.....

http://datazone.birdlife.org/species...s-pica/details

Sunspot01 Monday 22nd June 2020 05:54

Thanks everyone for your input.


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