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Bunting, Lark-like

Unread postby JenB » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:21 pm

Caracal wrote:Can some clever forumite :clap: pls help with the ID of the following bird. Pic was taken on a walk around Nossob camp, KTP on 29th Aug. I have got myself all confused with red headed finches, shaft tailed whydahs etc etc !!!!

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Rusty Justy wrote:Caracal, I have never birded that area before, and really cant talk by experience :D

Your bird looks like a Lark-Like Bunting.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:11 am

I agree 100% that is a Lark-Like Bunting. The horn coloured top of the bill, with the lighter lower mandible is a good pointer.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby deefstes » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:46 pm

Caracal wrote:Can some clever forumite :clap: pls help with the ID of the following bird. Pic was taken on a walk around Nossob camp, KTP on 29th Aug. I have got myself all confused with red headed finches, shaft tailed whydahs etc etc !!!!

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I seem to have missed this post. I agree that this one is a Lark-like Bunting.
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Idenfitication Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:39 pm

could you please ID some birds :D

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I think 3 and 4 are the same

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Barcud » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:06 pm

Hi Anne-marie,

I'll try with these for you, but No.3 will need confirmation from someone more experienced.

3. Lark-like Bunting? Not sure on this one?

Nice pics.

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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:02 pm

Anne-Marie I agree with all of Barcuds IDs :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Fri May 07, 2010 10:18 pm

Some more "mystery birds" from my recent KTP trip:

First, are these (3 different birds) perhaps lark-like buntings?

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All three seen on 19 February 2010 in KTP.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Thu May 13, 2010 1:03 am

I'm still hoping for an ID on this bird? I'd thought that it was a canary of some sort, but Barcud suggests that it may be a larklike bunting? Does anyone else have any ideas or thoughts on this? (And perhaps also on the others that I posted in the LBJ thread?)

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As always, many thanks for any and all help!

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Barcud wrote:Second one looks like Larklike Bunting from your photo? But if you saw the yellow rump while watching the bird, but it does not show in your photo means that I'm way out!

Would like others to confirm these as I've no experience of them myself.

Thanks, Barcud!

Interesting about your thinking on #2 being possibly a lark-like bunting, as I've just posted a query on those in the LBJ thread :roll:

This bird looks to have a slightly streaked chest, so I'd thought canary for it, those larklike buntings appear (at least in my Newman's) to have an unstreaked, slighly "blush" coloured breast?

Unfortunately, I really don't remember if I saw the rump of this bird in February — a long time ago now :wink: — but am still leaning towards canary rather than bunting.

Here's hoping that others will weigh in on this one! :whistle:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Thu May 13, 2010 1:10 am

These that I posted last week appear to have been overlooked. Can anyone help with ID of these? All seen on 19 February 2010 in KTP.
arks wrote:Some more "mystery birds" from my recent KTP trip:

First, are these (3 different birds) perhaps lark-like buntings?

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3
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All three seen on 19 February 2010 in KTP.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu May 13, 2010 9:04 am

Lark-Like Bunting :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu May 13, 2010 9:04 am

Lark-Like Bunting :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Thu May 13, 2010 1:05 pm

Rusty Justy wrote:Lark-Like Bunting :thumbs_up:

Thanks, RJ !
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Thu May 13, 2010 1:06 pm

Rusty Justy wrote:Lark-Like Bunting :thumbs_up:

Many thanks, RJ !
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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:22 pm

And meanwhile, just to further confuse matters :whistle: :wink: there's this little birdie, seen at the same time as those confusing yellow canaries. But this one I was thinking was a larklike bunting?

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Very similar to the female yellow canary, but instead of the streaking on the breast, it has a cinnamon/rose wash.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Batmad » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:35 pm

Lark Like Bunting :thumbs_up:

White throat, White eyebrow extends past the eye, overall cinnamon color, longish tail, bunting like beak 8)
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