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Sparrowlark, Chestnut-backed

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by bondm » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:16 pm

Could you please ID this sparrow type bird seen in the Kruger park. Although it looks like a sparrow it doesn't match any of the markings in my bird book.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Albert » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:30 pm

Looks like a Chestnut-backed Sparrow-lark
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by umtali1 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:34 pm

I think it's a chestnut backed sparrowlark.(m)
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:41 pm

It is indeed! Nice pic.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by bondm » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:05 pm

Thanks Albert and umtali1 for the ID.

Much appreciated.


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