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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:17 am 
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Hi arks :)

We saw it on the S39 (Timbavati Road) on our way to Olifants, around eleven am on the 20th April 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I agree -looks like Dusky Lark to me :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks arks :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Pleasure, SC :D I'd assumed it was KNP, but it's always a good idea to include general info on where and when with ID queries :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Please I need help with this 'Pipit' seen this morning on the S28 KNP
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi
Probably either a groundscraper thrush or a dusky lark (much rarer but right time of year).
Though I am not an expert on identifying photos the wing patterning would perhaps suggest the lark.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi there Tilandi, although the photo's can't give a 100% ID, I am pretty sure you have yourself a Dusky Lark there, a very rare sighting, well done!!

Just a few distinctions between Groundscraper Thrush and Dusky Lark.. Dusky Lark has whitish legs, Smaller body, distinct whitish ring around the eye, stripes normally on extends to the chest.

Groundscraper Thrush is larger, more upright standing, Orange Brown legs, Larger more orange bill, Distinct Black Stripe through the eye and the stripes generally extend all the way to the stomach or further down.

Also one last thing is that you will see that the Lark above has markings on the wings where as the Thrush has a Pale grey back


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Only one feature (the streaked/unstreaked belly) is obscured... there is enough other evidence to ID this bird as Dusky Lark:
Giss - GST would be much more upright
Bill - GST's bill is substantially longer
Eyebrow - GST's eyebrow does not extend all the way from the bill; DL's does.

Good one for your list!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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:lol: Thanks Richard, DD and JVR. It definitely wasn't a Groundscraper Thrush :D
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Definitely wasn't a "pipit" either! :twisted:

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and these one... is it the same ?

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Hi Anne-Marie

From top to bottom:

3 - Dusky Lark (well done, not a common bird and you got some great shots of it!)


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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thanks a lot DotDan :D

3 firsts for me :dance:

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DotDan wrote:
Hi Anne-Marie

From top to bottom:

3 - Dusky Lark (well done, not a common bird and you got some great shots of it!)

I agree!

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 Post subject: Re: Lark: Dusky
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