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 Post subject: Lark, Pink-billed
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:40 pm 
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Pink-billed Lark Spizocorys conirostris
Afrikaanse naam: Pinkbeklewerik

Description:
A Small lark with a short distinctive pinkish bill, with rich rufous-buff underparts which contrast with the white throat and unstreaked flanks and buff outer tail feathers.

Status:
Nomadic in the west, near endemic.

Habitat:
Short open grasslands, fallow fields and desert shrubs. This one was photographed in the Kgalagadi TFP between the dunes just outside Tweeriveren Camp on the way to Mata-Mata. They had good rains that year.
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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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More of my mystery birds, not quite sure of my ID on this.

1. At first I thought it was another larklike bunting, but with the streaking on the chest, I;m now thinking that it may be a pinkbilled lark? Seen in KTP in March 2010.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:20 pm 
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Your first bird is a Pink Billed Lark :D :D

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