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Rosy-patched Bush-shrike

Rhodophoneus cruentus

Description:

Slender long-legged bush-shrike; a distinct brilliant pink patch in the plumage; bright pink rump; buffy-brown upperparts Photo taken at Samburu National Park

Habitat:

Semi-arid bush country from 150-1600m

Notes:

Two races occur: they have distinctive plumage's. North of the equator ♂ (hilgerti) has a brilliant pink stripe from throat to the lower breast(without any black), while south of equator and northern Tanzania, ♂ (cathemagmena) has a similar stripe but also has a black band around the throat.

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Karan Raghwa
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Karan Raghwa

Isiolo, Kenya

Spotted on May 22, 2019
Submitted on Jun 13, 2019

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