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Yolandé Oelsen
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:57 pm

Hi. Can someone please help me ID this bird: I can't even decide if it is a pipit or lark. :redface:
It was seen on the Shabeni koppie outside Pretoriuskop this week. No calling was heard. It was on this huge fallen tree.
It seems to be heavily streaked below, not only on the breast but also on the flanks.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Barcud » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:22 pm

Hi Yolande,

I'm going to take a stab in the dark here and go for Striped Pipit. Let's see what others think of this one as I'm not very confident with my ID on this.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby pantera leo » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:18 pm

Think I'll agree with you on this one Barcud looks like Striped Pipit to me too! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Tilandi » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:59 pm

Thank you very much sterblan :thumbs_up: The larks and pipits are really difficult to id. :doh:
Where have you been hiding since 2007? :D We need people like you to help us identify the LBJ's. :wink: Thanks again and welcome back :D
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Striped pipit

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:47 am

I got my first and only sighting of a Striped Pipit in the KNP at Olifants Camp on the steep slopes below the restaurant. I didn't get good pix of it, though. The photograph posted below comes from a bird seen regularly at a mountain reserve in Rustenburg.

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Anthus lineiventris does most of its foraging between rocks, in sparse vegetation and on roadsides, feeding on insects such as grasshoppers. It often interrupts forraging to perch in trees.

It is a distinctive pipit with extensive streaking from the throat down onto the flanks, over the belly, ending at the vent. The feathers on the wings have distinctive lemon-yellow edges that gives the wing a greenish appearance.
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Re: Striped pipit

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:21 am

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Re: Striped pipit

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:39 pm

Mooi skoot Daan! :thumbs_up:
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