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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:06 pm 
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Can someone help me with an ID on this one?

Seen in a North West Park:
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks Joel :D :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Elsa,
Rufous-naped Lark


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks very much Lizet. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Lark, Rufous-naped
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Seen in a Northern KZN park in December.

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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Saw this one at Rietvlei on Saturday. Is it a pipit?

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

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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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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