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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:28 am 
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Thanks, Matt. I'd not realised that the spikeheeled lark had such a long bill.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:54 pm 
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Hi there, DotDan and WTM! :thumbs_up:

About all the Larks in the book would be lifers for me!

Here is another one - pics taken on a dirt road somewhere between Aggenys and Springbok.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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This one is a Spike Heeled Lark.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Correct on the spike heeled lark.


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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:18 pm 
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Hi guys

Please assist me in an audit of my life list. Since I hopelessly failed the lark challenge on the ID quiz, let me start there:

Spike-heeled lark (MZNP), Nov 2012
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Thanks for the help

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks for the help so far.

Are we then happy with the ID on spike-heeled lark?

Me thinks I will rather look for simpler birds, larks are not my thing...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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[quote="MxM"]
Spike-heeled lark (MZNP), Nov 2012 Correct, rufus colour and cheeks, longish decurved bill, white throat.
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Comments above in Red :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hello Guys

Just came back from Tankwa, and got a few unknowns to tick off

LBJ 3
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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HiGilbertr14

3 - spike-heeled lark

Sure the big guns will be able to help more.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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MxM wrote:
HiGilbertr14

3 - spike-heeled lark

Sure the big guns will be able to help more.

John


Thanks MxM.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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A few confirmations below in red

[quote="Gilbertr14"]Hello Guys

Just came back from Tankwa, and got a few unknowns to tick off

LBJ 3 spike heeled lark
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