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  Swamp Boubou

 

 

Laniarius bicolour

(738) 25 cm; 53 g

SEXES  Alike. Distinguished from Tropical Boubou by almost snow-white underparts (lacking pinkish wash) and distinctive call. Upperparts glossy bluish black.

JUV  Upperparts spotted buff, lightly barred below.

STATUS  Locally common resident; sedentary and generally shy and skulking.

HABITAT  Restricted to well-vegetated waterways, papyrus beds and floodplains.

FOOD  Mainly insects, occasionally fruit.

CALL  Usually given in duet; M gives mellow whhawww whistle, followed almost immediately by rattling cackle of F kikikakakrrrr, so that the 2 sound almost simultaneous. Highly vocal.

BR  Monogamous. Nest a shallow bowl of roots and twigs placed in bush and possibly also in reedbeds.

 

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Bbs001

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bbs002

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bbs003

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bbs004

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bbs005

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bbs006

Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bbs007

Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bbs008

Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bbs009

Disaneng, Maun

Note cream buff on lower belly

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bbs010

Disaneng, Maun

Note cream buff on lower belly

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bbs011

Disaneng, Maun

Note cream buff on lower belly

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bbs012

Disaneng, Maun

Note cream buff on lower belly

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bbs013

Disaneng, Maun

Note cream buff on lower belly

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bbs014

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bbs015

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Bbs016

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Bbs017

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Bbs018

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Bbs019

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Bbs020

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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