The Northern Fiscal Bird

 

 

 

This little bird is known as the Northern or Common Fiscal. It has been nick-named “Jackie hangman” and “butcher bird” for its rather gruesome eating habits. Apparently, these species uses some kind of food store system where they spear their prey on acacia thorns (pretty much like where this one is perched on) to store for later consumption. Yikes! They are slim, narrow-tailed birds with white scapulars that form a very obvious “V” across the back. The Common Fiscal is classified as “Least Concern” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This image was captured at Nairobi National Park during the #PhotographyInTheWild event.

Special thanks to Kathy Karambu

 

 

 

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