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8170 Ngorongoro (1 Viewer)

Valéry Schollaert

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Rosy-breasted Longclaw. If you can't find that in your book, then you definitely need Specsavers!

The Masaï Mara subspecies M. a. wintoni shows different colours than nominative ssp further south, and it can be confusing if you have experience of those, or using a book depicting them and not wintoni. Although I had seen dozens of R.t. L. in South Africa, Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania, first time I saw one in Masaï Mara I didn't identify immediately, and needed a few seconds to realize what was happening ;) .
 

MacNara

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Sorry: 'you need Specsavers' is an English joke from an TV ad for a cheap spectacles company, and probably neither MikeMik nor Valéry would get it. I shouldn't have included it; I was just trying to be humourous. But I think this bird in all or any ssp is unmistakeable.
 
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Valéry Schollaert

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Sorry: 'you need Specsavers' is an English joke from an TV ad for a cheap spectacles comany, and probably neither MikeMik nor Valéry would get it. I shouldn't have included it; I was just trying to be humourous. But I think this bird in all or any ssp is unmistakeable.

Ok, yes, I was not sure of your meaning.

It is unmistakable I agree, but when you see a strikingly different sub-species, it is always a surprised and a confirmation is relieving, I think.
 

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