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 Post subject: Lark, Large-billed
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:30 am 
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This second one was perched right next to the road and stayed there, posing and singing, allowing me to get quite close

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Have no experience with Western Cape Birds, but that looks like Karoo Lark to me too.... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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The second is a Thick-billed Lark

Note the
* heavy streaking on the breast
* yellow base of the bill
* thickish bill
* lacking a prominent white supercillium

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks, HL and RJ — especially to HL for the detailed listing of the differences 8) Lots to learn, larks are very puzzling still :wall: :D


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 Post subject: lark, thickbilled
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:58 pm 
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I don't see a topic for this lark, so here's on that posed nicely for me 8) (and serenaded me as well!) along Darling Hills Road on 24 October 2011.

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 Post subject: Re: lark, thickbilled
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Very nice shots arks!!!


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 Post subject: Re: lark, thickbilled
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Thanks, Ladybirder!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Is this a Large-billed Lark then - pic taken in the vicinity of Garies

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Yes that is a Large Billed Lark.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Agree.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thx, WTM!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Correct on the thick billed lark.


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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi guys

Please assist me in an audit of my life list. Since I hopelessly failed the lark challenge on the ID quiz, let me start there:

Large-billed lark (MZNP), Nov 2012
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