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Published: 16 Oct 2017

Fiskaallaksman/Southern Fiscal

Die Fiskaallaksman (Lanius collaris) is ‘n algemene standvoël wat oor feitlik die hele Suider-Afrika voorkom in oop habitats asook parke en tuine. Die voël word 21 tot 23 cm groot en weeg 25 tot 50 gram. In Engels staan die voël bekend as die Common Fiscal.

Die voël word 21-23 cm lank en weeg 25 tot 58 g. Dit is mediumgroot, swart en wit gekleur, met ‘n lang, dun stert. Die bokant van die kop, rug en ‘n deel van die vlerke is swart. Die boonste vlerkdekvere is wit. Die stert is swart met wit buitenste stertpenne. Die onderkant van die voël is vuilwit. Die wyfies is minder kontrasterend.[2]

Die subspesies verskil onderling deur die intensiteit van die swart bokant, of die wit onderkant en die stert, die teenwoordigheid of afwesigheid van ‘n wenkbroustreep, kolle op die bors en die verskil tussen manlike en vroulike eksemplare.

The southern fiscal or fiscal shrike (Lanius collaris) 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 (Lanius humeralis).[2] Together they were known as the common fiscal.  This is a fairly distinctive 21–23-cm long passerine with white underparts and black upperparts extending from the top of the head down to the tail. The bird has a characteristic white “V” on the back and a relatively long black tail with white outer feathers and white tips on the other feathers. The bill, eyes and legs are black. Adult male and female common fiscals are quite similar except for the rufous lower flank of the female.

Published: 16 Oct 2017

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