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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:50 pm

Mountain wheatear perhaps?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Tdgraves » Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:02 pm

Need some help with these larks seen in the KTP. The nearest I can get is Fawn-coloured lark, but they both can't be as they look so different :?

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all suggestions gratefully received!
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:02 am

A Sabota Lark perhaps? Depends on were in KTP you saw it - they are found in the western & southern Parts.

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Unread post by Tdgraves » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:01 am

Top bird on upper dune road, I'd need to check the other one by dates....
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Unread post by Ladybirder » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:26 am

I agree 1& 2, Fawn-coloured Lark 3 is a Sabota Lark.

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Unread post by Tdgraves » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:08 pm

Many thanks ladybirder. What about my other post (on previous page)?
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Unread post by Ladybirder » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:46 pm

Tdgraves about the bird on page 13. I think it could be a juvenile Wattled Starling, according to the size difference between your bird and the Canary and Sparrow on both the photos. The paler grey underparts also correspond with that of the Wattled Starling.I would like to hear what the experts think. :| :doh:

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Unread post by Tdgraves » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:18 pm

Thanks ladybirder I think you may well be right!
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:01 am

Is this a buffy pipit? Rietvlei nature reserve, Pta

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:40 am

The pink base on the mandible looks good for Buffy Pipit, yes. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by hilda » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:07 pm

Kindly help me with the ID of this bird, picture taken on 8 February 2015 in Augrabies. The closest I can get to ID this bird when looking at the shape, it is a Lark of some kind. The black legs are confusing me, and the plain-coloured undertail is not making it any easier.

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Unread post by arks » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:03 am

I think that it might be a redcapped lark, Hilda. My trusty old Newmans says that the juvenile redcapped lark has brown upper parts with the breast well speckled. My Roberts says "buffy below with brown spots".
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Unread post by hilda » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:01 am

Thank you Arks! That makes sense. :dance: :dance:

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Unread post by arks » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:18 pm

Just a lucky guess, Hilda. Larks are almost as impossible at pipits! :wall: :D
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:23 pm

I really find them difficult to ID Arks, no matter what bird guide I use! :lol: :lol:


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