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Unread postPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 2:25 pm 
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Here's one for the pro's..

I am not an LBJ ID'er yet.....

Sobata Lark maybe??? :?:
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Hey, Kwando. How's things?

Before I chuck my penny in... 1st tell me where (geographically speaking) you found the bird.

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:lol: So it is somewhere in the south-western part of Botswana, about an hour away from Selebi Phikwe (thanks for the pm, Kwando - general directions like above often would be enough).

I had the bird pegged before but I had to confirm with distribution. Your bird is a fawn-coloured lark.

Of the larks that one finds in that area only the Sabota and fawn-coloured larks have that eye-brow AND white streak below the eye. However, SL does not have that rich red in the wings.

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Morning all!
I need help with the ID of the following bird. I have got as far as thinking it is a lark :hmz: but as to which lark :huh:
I photographed this bird at Lijersdraai Picnic Area in Kagalagadi on 21 June .
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Caracal wrote:
Morning all!
I need help with the ID of the following bird. I have got as far as thinking it is a lark :hmz: but as to which lark :huh:
I photographed this bird at Lijersdraai Picnic Area in Kagalagadi on 21 June .
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Michele :D




Hi Michele ,
Looks like a fawn-coloured lark to me , and Kagalagadi should be within its distribution range as well.

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Caracal- I am also going to go with Fawn Coloured Lark 8)

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:thumbs_up: I agree, Fawncoloured Lark. The Kgalagadi is actually a very good place to see them.


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Thanks for your help Jol, Batmad and lizet. Fawn- coloured Lark was one of my options as well but I was not 100% sure.
Great..another lifer !!!!! :thumbs_up:


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Agreed........and an area I really still need to get to! :D Great pics btw! :thumbs_up:

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Well done on a new tick! :thumbs_up:

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Agreed........and an area I really still need to get to! :D Great pics btw! :thumbs_up:


Thanks Rusty Justy :D...and yes definitely an area worth going to :D


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Well done on a new tick! :thumbs_up:

Yip ..Batmad ..a new tick. I always try to home in on one new LBJ when in KTP...I was thrilled with this one ...


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Great Stuff! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:09 am 
I would appreciate some help with the following ID…
My gut feeling is that it is a Fawn-coloured Lark…but in all the literature I have, it appears there should be at least a bit of streaking on the breast…which this bird does not have :?
Seen at Union’s End waterhole in the Kgalagadi

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