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Identification Help - LBJs

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Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:09 pm Unread post
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Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:24 pm Unread post
Those small brown birds so many of us battle to identify, affectionately named Little Brown Jobs or LBJs for short by birders, can really be a pain especially if you want to increase the bird sightings list of your last trip.

Use this area to post photos of those LBJs you find difficult to identify and maybe some of the forum members might be able to be of assistance.

Remember only LBJs here. If you need a raptor identified go here and for all other birds you can go here.


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Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:51 am Unread post
Hi all

What do you think of this one - Levaillant's or Wailing? Seen on the top of Suikerbosrand in that area where both occur just to confuse us :D :D

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Cisticola by trevor.charters, on Flickr


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Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:22 pm Unread post
H7 in KNP, Feb 2014.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:09 am Unread post
Hi everyone -

seen at mapungubwe in Feb - sabota lark???


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Thanks!


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Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:41 am Unread post
Looks like it Jaytea :thumbs_up: I am not 100% sure but that would be my guess :D


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Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:54 pm Unread post
Over the weekend we were travelling on a dirt road from Clocolan to Winburg when we came across this Lark.
Would very much like for it to be a Melodious Lark!? :twisted:

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Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:20 pm Unread post
Sorry to disappoint you, naomi, but I'm pretty sure that your lark is a rufous-naped lark ... but I'm no expert, so let's see what the fundis say.

My reasoning is the rufous crest, the fairly heavy bill and that the rufous-naped lark (according to my Roberts field guide) typically "sings from the top of fence post, termite mound or shrub".


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Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:42 pm Unread post
:thumbs_up: Rufous-naped Lark,


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Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:12 am Unread post
Thanks for confirming my guess, Ladybirder :gflower:


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Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:38 am Unread post
Thanks Arks and Ladybirder! :thumbs_up:

Some you win some you lose :(


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Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:33 am Unread post
Hi Naomi, pm me if you want a good location in Centurion for Melodious Lark.


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Saw these LBJs in Mapungubwe last weekend. Thought they might be some kind of Lark, but I have not managed to narrow it down yet. I am only 80% sure that the two in the first pic are the same species:

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Thanks in advance,
Ryan


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Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:56 pm Unread post
Another LBJ from Mapungubwe, this time from the western section of the park near the bird hide. It was in a flock of around 20 to 30 individuals:

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Thanks for any help!

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Ryan


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Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:46 pm Unread post
I am no expert, rcyza, but i want to say the third picture is one of the sparrowlarks. Wonder what the fundis say :hmz:
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