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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:16 pm 
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Could you please ID this sparrow type bird seen in the Kruger park. Although it looks like a sparrow it doesn't match any of the markings in my bird book.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:30 pm 
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Looks like a Chestnut-backed Sparrow-lark

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I think it's a chestnut backed sparrowlark.(m)

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It is indeed! Nice pic.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:05 pm 
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Thanks Albert and umtali1 for the ID.

Much appreciated.


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