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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Mike1916 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:06 pm

Can someone help me with an ID on this one?

Seen in a North West Park:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby JoelR » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:13 pm

This one is a Rufous-naped Lark, often calling from a conspicuous perch. The rufous crest and rufuos wing-panel are good pointers to look for.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Mike1916 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:22 pm

Thanks Joel :D :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:40 am

Could I please have confirmation that this is a Rufous-naped lark.
Seen last week in a KZN park.
It had a lovely little song, and sat singing for long periods.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:10 pm

Elsa,
Rufous-naped Lark

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:16 am

Thanks very much Lizet. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lark, Rufous-naped

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:13 pm

Seen in a Northern KZN park in December.

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Jay Knight » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:49 pm

Hi Guys

I am wondering if any of you can help me out with a few ID's as i am a complete novice. I am just about to do a full trip report but needed to confirm a few birds before i do so. I have about 12 so i will do them a few at a time so not to bombard you. Most of them are in Kruger but a few are outside. Many thanks in advance for any help! :D

No.4 - Another Cisticola at Golden Gates. I Know its hard without hearing it but has anyone any ideas?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby adrianp » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:57 pm

I'd say:

#4 hard to tell from the picture. Is it not possibly a rufus naped larked, with the crest etc?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Jay Knight » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:58 pm

Hi Adrian

Thanks very much for your help. Very much appreciated. Here is another angle for the bird in number 4. It looks like a different bird but its not:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Flutterby » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:41 am

Saw this one at Rietvlei on Saturday. Is it a pipit?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Niall » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:04 pm

Pipit's have a more slender bill - this bird has quite a robust bill - it is a Rufous-naped Lark, often confusing when they are not calling or displaying, as the crest is down.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Flutterby » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:18 pm

Great...thanks Niall!! A first for me. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Ferdelance » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:23 pm

Good Day everyone and a happy new Year!

I have a lark I picked up in the serringfeld last week and I'm 90% sure on the ID, however I would appreciate a confirmation. Thanks for the help. I believe it to be a melodious Lark, which I saw on one of the dirt roads out on the serringfeld loops near Roodeplaat dam.

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The buffy belly and white supercillium, added with the colour lets me think this is not a monotonous lark!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby mel123 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:00 pm

Not an expert, so please wait for somebody else to confirm, but I would agree with Melodious Lark.

Belly not white enough for Monotonous lark, and I think the bill is not heavy enough for Rufous-naped lark, although I believe I can see some rufous on the head. It's the only thing that makes me wonder a bit. It all comes down to the size of the bill, which is somewhat difficult. :)

Thanks for helping me practice my LBJ identifications. They do say practice makes perfect! :thumbs_up:


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