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An African shrike (bird) that feeds mainly on the ground, typically having a brown back and black eyestripe.
- ‘The ‘T-tcherr, t-tcherr’ of a tchagra could be Brown-crowned Tchagra T australis, or more likely Three-streaked Tchagra T jamesi for which we have no tape material at present.’
- ‘It can be a challenge to distinguish between the various tchagras unless good views are obtained.’
- ‘You will see tchagras, red-winged starlings, Little Bee-eaters, Ashy Flycatchers in the bushes, Green wood-hoopoes and scimitarbills in the baobab tree.’
- ‘Bird sightings were starlings, oxpeckers, hoopoes, blue wax bills, and the black crown tchagras.’
- ‘Tchagra australis, Brown-crowned tchagra, is seen in low shrubbery in a thick forest patch at the bottom of a rocky hill.’
Modern Latin, perhaps imitative.
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