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Tropical Boubou brood patch - Laniarius major

Family Malacononotidae- bushshrikes, etc.

This is a classic brood patch (=incubation patch). A broad area of the breast has lost feathers. The skin is loose, highly vascularized, and edamatous (=fluid under the skin). This bird is incubating.

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Taken on September 12, 2014