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I thought posting this MSPaint-generated image will further explain about the difference in scaling on these birds' legs - a useful ID feature that allows one to make the family ID correctly and so get a lot of posibilities out of the way...

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The sketch on the left represents the lark and (obviously :lol: ) on the right, the pipit.

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 Post subject: Re: Larks: Sabota Lark
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This chap was singing his heart out in the dawn light at the sunrise platform in Mapungubwe in November. A sabota lark?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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What I see in this bird: bold facial markings, streakings on the head, rather heavily streaked chest, White supercilium, and rich rufous colour.

Is it a Sabota Lark?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Sabota's Lark, yes!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I saw this chick on the road near Mopani two weeks ago. It must be very young, because it could not fly properly.

I have no idea, but would guess Zitting Cisticola. :whistle:

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Aaaah :wall: :lol:

Fledgings :doh: .....Mmmm!!! I'll have to do a little search, but my initial guess is Sobota Lark!!!

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It seems that the fledgling bowled you guys over!! :o

Any possiblilties?


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Skopsie wrote:
I saw this chick on the road near Mopani two weeks ago. It must be very young, because it could not fly properly.

I have no idea, but would guess Zitting Cisticola. :whistle:

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Sprry man cant help you.....have no clue :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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And another one from me...sorry I really try to ID them myself and have done so with a lot, but these brown ones do not want to play along.

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Looks like Sabota Lark.......

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Saw this little guy near Letaba on 7 Jan
Is it a Dusky Lark? If not what is it?
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With that distinct eyestripe, it looks like Sabota Lark to me.


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Thanks Niall & RJ

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Can't make up my mind which lark this is. Taken today North West - grassveld and Acacia Thorn Trees in the area. If someone can help please :hmz:
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