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Old Thursday 18th June 2020, 05:58   #1
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Madagascar? Robin?

Possibly taken in Madagascar - photo was in a set of photos captured in Madagascar.
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Old Thursday 18th June 2020, 12:57   #2
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Mad magpie-Robin yes....but I believe it's been split into 3 (?) Species so not knowing whereabouts hinders the specific id
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Old Thursday 18th June 2020, 13:06   #3
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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!
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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
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Knew I'd read it somewhere.....

http://datazone.birdlife.org/species...s-pica/details
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Old Monday 22nd June 2020, 05:54   #9
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