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Southern Fiscal in fig tree at de Hoop NR There are huge fug trees outside of the lodge at de Hoop and they are great for birdwatching. I was able to catch one of these one evening. De Hoop NP,Geotagged,Lanius collaris,South Africa,Southern Fiscal,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Southern Fiscal in fig tree at de Hoop NR

There are huge fug trees outside of the lodge at de Hoop and they are great for birdwatching. I was able to catch one of these one evening.

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  1. Very dangerous predator ;) Posted one year ago

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The Southern Fiscal is a member of the shrike family found through most of Sub-Saharan Africa. It is also sometimes named Jackie Hangman or Butcher Bird due to its habit of impaling its prey on acacia thorns to store the food for later consumption. It was previously lumped together with the Northern Fiscal . Together they were known as the Common Fiscal.

Similar species: Passerines
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Uploaded Feb 5, 2018. Captured Nov 25, 2017 17:17 in Unnamed Road, Overberg DC, South Africa.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/159s
  • ISO160
  • 96.572mm