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Eswatini June 2019 not sure which species (1 Viewer)

Andy Hurley

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Here is a bird from Eswatini taken 15th June 2019 that I found in the Southern Black Tit folder for that year. Drag and drop error obviously.

I need help in identifying it please. Possibly an immature Black Cuckoo Shrike?

Thanks very much in advance

I have the unaltered originals if that helps, I can post them too.
 

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Andy Hurley

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Thanks James. I don't think the tail is forked, at least not cleanly and it looks like one of the center tail feathers is missing or tucked behind others. Also there is some barring on the vent/undertail coverts
 

Andy Hurley

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Thanks Andy,

I'll leave it as unidentified and file it in file 13 as I better shots of both birds mentioned to date.
 

Andy Adcock

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Hi Andy,
Just a technical note re the new country name. I think it rather oddly, was written eSwatini when I first became aware of the change?
 

Andy Hurley

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Hi Andy,
Just a technical note re the new country name. I think it rather oddly, was written eSwatini when I first became aware of the change?
Yes, you are right. I think it is decsription of their country, ie land of the Swazi's, possibly "of the Swazi" 'of the' being the e part... My Swazi is probably up there with my San. I might have learned a few words while I was there, but no longer remember them. If I was to live there permanently I would try harder.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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