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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Tilandi » Thu May 26, 2011 9:51 pm

Hi, can someone please help identify this bird. Seen at Karoo Nat Park beginning of April. Sorry about the quality of the pic's.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Niall » Thu May 26, 2011 10:00 pm

It appears to be a heavily streaked Karoo Long-billed Lark.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby MattAxel » Thu May 26, 2011 10:05 pm

I would say Karoo Long-Billed Lark

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Tilandi » Thu May 26, 2011 10:20 pm

Thank you Niall and MattAxel. :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:02 pm

Larks continue to perplex me, here are two that I'm not sure about.

The second might be either a Karoo lark or even a red lark?

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(Or perhaps I'm WAY off the mark and they're pipits ... :wall: )

Both seen at Karoo NP on 13 September 2011.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby MattAxel » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:39 am

Hi arks, the 2nd one looks like a Karoo Long-billed Lark to me

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:07 pm

MattAxel wrote:Hi arks, the 2nd one looks like a Karoo Long-billed Lark to me

Thanks, Matt. Can anyone else confirm Karoo longbilled lark for my 2nd bird as that would be a lifer for me :pray: :dance:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:05 pm

While I have some doubts still about the 2nd bird posted here, I do think that the following pix are of a Karoo longbilled lark, seen right next to the tar road as I was departing Karoo NP on 14 September 2011.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Ladybirder » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:36 pm

Arks, the first bird on your second post is a Karoo longbilled Lark the grey on the nape and the rusty brown on the back and wings says it all.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DotDan » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:18 am

Arks.. Karoo Long-Billed Lark :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Trevor Hardaker » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:55 am

Arks, your second bird is certainly a Karoo Long-billed Lark (as is the bird in your subsequent posting as you suggested)...
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:27 pm

Trevor Hardaker wrote:Arks, your second bird is certainly a Karoo Long-billed Lark (as is the bird in your subsequent posting as you suggested)...

Trevor, thank you SO much for confirming my Karoo longbilled lark. It is a lifer for me! :dance:

I still find larks and pipits very difficult to ID. I really appreciate your help on this, because now, far away back home in Cambridge, I can study my photos (and I expect that I also have video of that 2nd Karoo longbilled lark, it was a very accomodating bird and gave me good photo opportunities, which many don't) and learn — and hope that I will be less perplexed with future sightings of these birds. To my (relatively) novice eyes, they do all still look so very similar in the field :wall: but over time, I'm beginning to find it a bit easier to work out which bird it might be from my photos — and attempting to solve these "puzzles" is always fascinating!
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lark, Karoo longbilled

Unread postby arks » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:59 pm

After my previous error, I am pleased to add the correct pix of the Karoo longbilled lark to the index. These were taken at Karoo National Park on 14 September 2011.

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Re: lark, Karoo longbilled

Unread postby DotDan » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:55 am

That is it Arks 8)

Nice shots!

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Re: lark, Karoo longbilled

Unread postby arks » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:55 pm

Thanks, DD! It was very relaxed and gave me lots of opportunity for pix 8)
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