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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Mgoddard » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:01 am

Tsendze - July 2009

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Shingwedzi - June 2009

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And at Croc Bridge - November 2009

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:54 pm

I think that your Tzende, Shing and 1st CB birds are all Sabota larks.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby DotDan » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:36 pm

In order of the photo's:


Sabota Lark
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Unread postby Flutterby » Tue May 03, 2011 11:34 am

Please help. :pray: This was taken in the Pilanesberg over the weekend.

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Unread postby pantera leo » Tue May 03, 2011 12:50 pm

Hi Flutterby looks like you had a good time at Pilansberg! :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby Flutterby » Tue May 03, 2011 1:31 pm

Tx PL.
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Unread postby Tilandi » Thu May 26, 2011 10:57 pm

More Karoo NP birds seen in April.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Niall » Fri May 27, 2011 7:13 am

The second is the large billed race of Sabota Lark.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby BrooklynBirder » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:18 pm

Need help with this one taken at Augrabies Falls Nat. Park this past August.

Its that massive bill that's throwing me--not right for a sparrow, not right for a lark (and body shape wrong for a lark too..) Bill seems too thick for a chat also... Have looked through two field guides page by page and not found it! Help!

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Barcud » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:42 pm

Hi BB,

Have a look at the Western form of Sabota Lark, sometimes called Bradfield's Lark.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby BrooklynBirder » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:28 pm

Barcud, I do believe that's it! What threw me was not only the thick bill but also the Sabota's I've seen (and I have other photos of Sabota's) have much lighter colored and pointier bills. I was starting to think this was some sort of mutant :wink:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Falconry4ever » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:46 pm

BrooklynBirder wrote:Need help with this one taken at Augrabies Falls Nat. Park this past August.

Its that massive bill that's throwing me--not right for a sparrow, not right for a lark (and body shape wrong for a lark too..) Bill seems too thick for a chat also... Have looked through two field guides page by page and not found it! Help!

I'm sure its something quite common and ordinary that I am not considering :?

I think most likely Sabota Lark, but the back is not boldly mark which worries me, otherwise Stark's Lark is a second option. Good photo.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Crested Val » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:20 am

Please could I have some help with these two birds.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pantera leo » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:02 am

Sabota Larks! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Ladybirder » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:35 am

I agree Sabota


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