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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 11:46 pm 
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More birds from Karoo NP.
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 7:11 am 
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These two are a young Spike heeled Lark.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 9:04 am 
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Agree with Spike Heeled Larks on these two pics :D


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 9:55 am 
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Also agree with Spike Heeled Lark on the first two.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks again to Niall, DotDan and MAttAxel. Much appreciated. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Here's two more of those mystifying larks :wall: I'm thinking that they are both spikeheeled larks :hmz: Both seen at MZNP in September 2011.

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2. (apologies for the poor quality pix, taken thru my windscreen)
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Arks, yip it looks good for Spike-Heeled Lark :D

It is probably the South-Eastern race which is much darker than the North-Western race of the specie

Look at the difference in colour your SH Lark shows against mine which was taken up here in Gauteng.

http://www.vdberghimages.co.za/SHLark.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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DotDan wrote:
Hi Arks, yip it looks good for Spike-Heeled Lark :D

Thanks for confirming, DotDan 8)

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 Post subject: lark, Karoo longbilled
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I was fortunate with larks on my September 2011 visit to MZNP and am pleased to add another lark to the index.

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 Post subject: Re: lark, Karoo longbilled
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Ai, sorry to burst the bubble here Arks :(

That is in fact a Spike Heeled Lark.

Karoo Long-Billed Larks have white, heavily streaked underparts.

The Spike Heeled Lark has a rufous underbelly and not really streaked at all.


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 Post subject: Re: lark, Karoo longbilled
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Some more bad shots, but enough to show you the white, streaked underparts

http://www.vdberghimages.co.za/KLBLark.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: lark, Karoo longbilled
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Agree with Daan.

Seriously Daan, did you herd every single bird into a fence this January? :P :twisted: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: lark, Karoo longbilled
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Here birdie, birdie, birdie....


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 Post subject: Re: lark, spikeheeled
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:redface: Eish, you're both absolutely right! :redface: Thanks WTM and DD :gflower: (my fault for misIDing these pix and not looking more closely when I posted them) I DO have nice pix of the Karoo longbilled lark and will start another thread for those and ask a mod to merge this thread into the exisiting spikeheeled lark thread.

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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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Yesterday I got tired of the office and difficult clients and everything else, and grabbed my camera, binoculars and bird books and headed off for a quick trip to the Faan Meintjies nature reserve.

Since I am still a novice birder, I would appreciate it if you guys can help check my Pipit and Lark ID's? I enjoy the challenge, but they are difficult. Still lots to learn, which is why I'm practicing hard. :D

First: this one was on its own, and didn't hang around for a lot of photos. Apologies for the quality of the second photo.

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Eastern Longbilled lark?

2. There were two of these together and they were quite active.

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Last photo shows the length of the tail, which is why I'm IDing it as a spike-heeled lark?

Thank you so much for your help! :k


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