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Madagascar? Robin? (1 Viewer)

Sunspot01

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

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birdboybowley

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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
 

Sunspot01

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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?
 

Andy Adcock

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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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Andy Adcock

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England
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?
 

Andy Adcock

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England
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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