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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:12 am 
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Hi Jumbo
Robert's multimedia has two pictures of Fawn-coloured larks....
Fawn-coloured Lark africanoides as well as Fawn-coloured Lark sarwensis.
The sarwensis version has a lot less streaking on the breast as opposed to the africanoides..in fact your photo looks very much like the sarwensis version....apparently there are 6 subspecies of this Fawn-coloured Lark :hmz:
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:05 am 
Thanks a lot for the help, Caracal! 8)

Caracal wrote:
....apparently there are 6 subspecies of this Fawn-coloured Lark :hmz:


Eish, as if it is not difficult enough to ID these brown-jobs :wall: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Please help a non-birder, bird-lover with this ID:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Africat,

I've no experience with most of SA's Larks, but I'd hazard a guess at Fawn-coloured Lark with this one based on the lightly streaked breast pattern and white underparts. One of the more experienced birders will hopefuly confirm or positively ID it for you.

It would help also if you could say where and when you saw this bird as that narrows down the choices quite a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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No expert, Africat, and I struggle with larks :wall: , but I think that may be a fawncoloured lark ...

Edit: I see that Barcud has beat me to it! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:06 pm 
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Barcud and Arks...thanks for the prompt replies, greatly appreciated!
Barcud, I should know to include where and when by now, just failed to do so..thanks for reminding me. It was in KTP in Oct.

P.S. Is it a young one, as I didn't choose that one due to the lack of darker wing markings?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:26 pm 
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Hi Africat,

I don't think it's a juvenile as there would be signs of a yellow gape present. There are pale & darker forms of Fawn-coloured Lark which would explain the colouration of this one assuming I've got the ID correct.

Thanks for the location etc. It really does help to narrow it down with this info.

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 Post subject: Re: Lark: Fawn-coloured Lark
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Taken in KTP in Oct.:

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 Post subject: Re: Lark: Fawn-coloured Lark
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nice shot Africat, I like the shadow effect.
Pytilla shot also nice

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I'm finally beginning to work my way through my pix from my KTP trip and as always, there are some "mystery" birds — sometimes I'm just uncertain about my ID, but some have me completely baffled :roll:

This one is, I think, a lark, probably the fawncoloured lark? (I think that the bill is too heavy for it to be a spikeheeled lark.) Not a great photo I know, it was quite far away, so I've cropped it a lot :D

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Seen in KTP on 18 February 2010. Any help with ID is greatly appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 9:37 pm 
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Hi Arks,

I agree with Fawn coloured Lark for the first one.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Larks continue to confound me. Is this one perhaps a spikeheeled lark? (Or is it yet another fawncoloured lark — I saw masses of those, so keep hoping this one might be different :pray: )

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Arks

This does indeed look like (yet another) Fawn coloured Lark. Spike Heeled have a very short tail and upright stance, and invariably are seen on the ground. The bill is also longer and thinner than Fawn coloured.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I agree with Niall! :thumbs_up: Sorry Arks :tongue: :lol:

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