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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:30 am 
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Another that has me guessing, I'm thinking that they're likely both Karoo larks? Both were seen on 28 September 2009 at WCNP.

This first one was quite far away, foraging amongst the flowers
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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 first I would say is a Karoo Lark

* Lacking yellow at the base of the bill
* heavy streaking on the breast
* visible white supercillium
* greyish colour
* whitish throat
* wing pattern or "side" striping
* more decurved bill

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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: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Here's two more that are puzzling me, both seen at WCNP on 28 September 2009 (and far away, so poor quality pix :( )

This first one I think may be a Karoo lark?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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The first is a Karoo Lark.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks, Hanno.

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 Post subject: Lark, Karoo
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I didn't find a topic for this bird, so here is one that I saw in WCNP on 28 September 2010.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Here is a bird that has me :wall: -- all seen at WCNP on 5 December 2012.

2. really no idea with this one, also perhaps a (female) canary? (and another poor photo :redface: )
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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The second bird is a Karoo lark.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I agree with Johan.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Many thanks Johan and Adrian :thumbs_up:

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