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Oct 4, 2011

The bird with the bright orange bib

                                                                                                                           Photo by Mpho Phiri
Cape Longclaw
Macronyx capensis
The photo above was taken by Mpho Phiri of Mafikeng, in northern South Africa.   Mpho is the current president of the Mafikeng Bird Club and he also is one the followers of my blog.   This photo of a Cape Longclaw is featured in his latest blog.   There is something that I really like about this bird and it's that remarkable throat colouring.   There are other species of Longclaws around and about, but I think I could identify this striking passerine anywhere...in South Africa that is.   There are six other Longclaw species in Africa and they all have fairly distinguishing appearances.   Many bear a passing resemblance to North American meadowlarks.   Google Mpho at Mafeking Birding Blog. 
Please comment if you wish.
BtheB 

1 comment:

effie kadoglou said...

such a nice bird.you will not stop watching the birds i imagine.but you will not write about what you see.a pity.on Facebook i have some Colombian friends who take pictures of birds,but Canada birds are exceptional too and always i had my mind in seeing them.come to Facebook maybe Barry.it is more easy than having a blog.