sitting pretty

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Sonja November 22, 2019, 06:26 PM
Beautiful shot!
But who is the cute brown job?
marco_vdw November 22, 2019, 08:29 PM
Thank you Sonja.
I don't know what bird it is. I thought maybe some sort of flycatcher, but I am not sure at all. Suggestions welcome...
Gergana Vasileva November 22, 2019, 10:15 PM
I also think that it is a flycatcher. Maybe Muscicapa caerulescens - Ashy flycatcher... ?
marco_vdw November 25, 2019, 09:20 AM
Thank you Gergana. I got out a SA bird book now. It could be the one you say, or it could be Muscicapa striata (spotted flycatcher).
Gergana Vasileva November 25, 2019, 12:37 PM
Yes, it could be. The flycatchers are not easy to identify... But the Spotted flycatcher has no this specific white circle around the eye, as it is in the Ashy flycatcher. More shots are needed ;)
Hugs! :*
Sonja November 28, 2019, 01:07 PM
Well, with african species I am fully out of my range. Never been there and got no books.
I concur that its much reminescent of the smal muscarpidae in the new world, resembling an Empidonax hammondii in jiz and overall looks very closely, at least from this angle. Should be a genetic relative or an example of convergent evolution ;o)
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