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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:09 pm 
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Dear Birders,
Please take note that this topic is regularly “cleaned” by moving the posts of a specific bird that has been positively ID-ed to the specific bird topic for all to use when trying to ID their bird sightings, and also to read all the interesting discussions about the birds while ID-ing them.
Should it be impossible for anybody to give a positive ID for a bird for some reason or another, it will be taken out, because it serves no purpose.
Go to Index to Birds Index to Birds and find the topic of the bird you are looking for.

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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:24 pm 
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Those small brown birds so many of us battle to identify, affectionately named Little Brown Jobs or LBJs for short by birders, can really be a pain especially if you want to increase the bird sightings list of your last trip.

Use this area to post photos of those LBJs you find difficult to identify and maybe some of the forum members might be able to be of assistance.

Remember only LBJs here. If you need a raptor identified go here and for all other birds you can go here.


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 Post subject: Ex-Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:51 am 
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Hi all

What do you think of this one - Levaillant's or Wailing? Seen on the top of Suikerbosrand in that area where both occur just to confuse us :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:22 pm 
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H7 in KNP, Feb 2014.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:09 am 
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Hi everyone -

seen at mapungubwe in Feb - sabota lark???


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:41 am 
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Looks like it Jaytea :thumbs_up: I am not 100% sure but that would be my guess :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:54 pm 
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Over the weekend we were travelling on a dirt road from Clocolan to Winburg when we came across this Lark.
Would very much like for it to be a Melodious Lark!? :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Sorry to disappoint you, naomi, but I'm pretty sure that your lark is a rufous-naped lark ... but I'm no expert, so let's see what the fundis say.

My reasoning is the rufous crest, the fairly heavy bill and that the rufous-naped lark (according to my Roberts field guide) typically "sings from the top of fence post, termite mound or shrub".

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:42 pm 
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:thumbs_up: Rufous-naped Lark,


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:12 am 
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Thanks for confirming my guess, Ladybirder :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks Arks and Ladybirder! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi Naomi, pm me if you want a good location in Centurion for Melodious Lark.

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