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Old Monday 16th March 2009, 10:21   #1
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could people familiar with this species please pass a critical eye on this individual ringed in Bahrain

http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/gen_stub.php
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Old Tuesday 17th March 2009, 17:21   #2
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Hi Howard,
Don't know much about racial variation, sorry. The bird looks to be an adult. Compare to this bird 2nd year bird (also yours):

http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/me...reyshrike1.jpg

The moulted feathers show a quite similar design, head looks darker. Do you have any more pics showing the whole bird and the tail design?
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Old Monday 23rd March 2009, 21:07   #3
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could people familiar with this species please pass a critical eye on this individual ringed in Bahrain
Try Fred Lohrer at the following addy. He should know somebody who will help you out.
flohrer*at*archbold-station*dot*org
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Old Thursday 26th March 2009, 15:34   #4
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SORRY for the slow response but have been away on the Hawar Islands for the last 10 days - no phones or internet but good birds.

Photos of this bird are in short supply I was not there - the two I have on the web page were taken by Brendan I shall ask him if he has any more
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Old Sunday 29th March 2009, 17:21   #5
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Brendan didn't take any other pics HOWEVER - we did catch another similar individual this Saturday and I have just put up a series of new photographs of that individual on the web page. Our Grey Shrikes have through our queries to both this forum and other web rings generated a lot of interest with some interesting input from a variety of sources. For update see

http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/gen_stub.php
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