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Lark, Rufous-naped

Unread postby DvZ » Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:48 am

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Unread postby bucky » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:44 am

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This 1 should be easier .

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:46 am

Lark... Rufous-naped I reckon...

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Unread postby Snoobab » Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:17 am

wildtuinman wrote:Lark... Rufous-naped I reckon...


Yes I agree.

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Unread postby Candy's Style » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:30 pm

I made this ID as a result of its call so, if I have made a wrong ID, I give you permission to yell at me :lol:

Rufous-naped Lark
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Food: Mainly insects as well as millipedes, arachnids and seeds.
Habitat: Open grassland with scattered perches, Acacia savanna and cultivated lands.
Habits: Usually solitary but sometimes in pairs. Flushes reluctantly and easily over looked when not breeding. Flight bouncy with short bursts of wingbeats, dropping suddenly into the grass then runs mouselike in a crouched posture over grasstufts. When near the nest, they fly about thudding their wings as a distraction display.
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:49 am

Where did you see this Candy's Style? If it was @ Rietvlei then the call could not have been mistaken with anything else. :D

The buffy rufous belly with whitish throat & streaky breast is a good indication that it is a Rufousnaped Lark.

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Unread postby Candy's Style » Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:08 pm

wildtuinman wrote:Where did you see this Candy's Style? If it was @ Rietvlei then the call could not have been mistaken with anything else. :D
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:shock: How did you know it was taken at Rietvlei :lol: Yes, you are spot on :D
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Unread postby JenB » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:20 pm

Can you guys help me with an ID, please?
Seen North of Rustenburg in February.
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Unread postby Niall » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:44 pm

Possibly Rufous-naped Lark, with a few tail feathers missing...

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:56 am

I agree with a Lark. But which one?

It has no conspicuous white eyebrow or facial patterns so that rules out the following occurring in an area north of Rustenburg:

Dusky Lark.
Fawn-Colored Lark.
Monotonous Lark
Red-capped Lark
Sabota Lark
Melodius Lark.

Leaves basically this list of Larks according to Roberts:

Eastern Clapper Lark.
Flappet Lark.
Rufous-naped Lark

It has an exceptionally short tail and as Niall said, it might be missing tail feathers. However the tail won't help us with making any id and it is a pity as the outer tail feathers' colors are very good indicators.

I would chuck out Eastern Clapper Lark becuase of the dark upperparts of the bird in question.

Flappet or Rufous-naped Lark?

Again, not a very easy one. I will have to look at it for some time before giving my answer.
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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:35 pm

:lol: Thanks for doing the elimination bit, WTM.

My call - Rufous-naped lark... based on the bit of red one can see on the cap (nasty bird, normally they display a crest making ID easier :lol: ) and a bill which is noticably more robust than that found with the flappet lark.

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Unread postby Mgoddard » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:26 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote::lol:
Rufous-naped lark...


Will this be the Eastern or Western form?

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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:44 pm

Considering the area (Rustenburg) it tells you east. Considering the bird is NOT pale, that confirms east. The Western form is a real "washed-out" version.

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby borrodcor2 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:44 pm

Please, i need identification for this bird. : :hmz:
The picture was taken the last november near Satara.
Many thanks.

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Re: identification help

Unread postby DotDan » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:44 am

Hi there and welcome :D

I see that you are trying to upload the image from your computer's hard drive.

for in order for us to see the image's ,you will have to upload the image to a website like www.tinypic.com and then use the [img][img] tags, like you did above, to post the link it gives you once the image is upload onto their website :wink:


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