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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:46 am

:yaya: all
Could please ID this one
saw in Kgalagadi in February
First I was thinking of a Lark, Rufous-Naped, but the legs are too dark
maybe a Stark's Lark ? :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:22 pm

and about the ... maybe Lark... some posts above :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:49 pm

anne-marie wrote:Could please ID this one
saw in Kgalagadi in February
First I was thinking of a Lark, Rufous-Naped, but the legs are too dark
maybe a Stark's Lark ? :D

Larks are always tricky, but I'll make a guess. First, I don't know why you say that the legs are too dark, they look light and pink to me :wink: However, I don't think that rufousnaped larks are found in KTP .... What about fawncoloured lark? Their colour ranges from reddish fawn (as in your birdie) to a paler fawn, so this could be the dark(er) version?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Caracal » Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:36 pm

Ah these blessed larks give one a headache !!! :evil:
You may want to check Monotonous Lark Anne-marie. We saw many of them in Feb.
They sit on top of the trees singing their heads off...day time or night time..they just go on and on !!!!
Sorry..just to confuse you a little bit more... :wink:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:05 pm

thank you Arks and Caracal :D

Yes, they are always singing... and it was in February, certainly the same like yours

Arks I would say not white, so a little bit darker for me is pink/yellow :redface:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:47 am

I think this was taken close to Croc Bridge a couple of years ago.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by adrianp » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:41 am

Its definitely a lark, and there are not that many to choose from that you can find in the Kruger park area. I'd say monotonous lark is a likely candidate with that conspicuous white throat.

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Re: Lark, Monotonous

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:30 pm

Informative discussion from a few years ago... it remains one that we can continue to learn from.

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This one was an adult bird along the Mopani - Phalaborwa road... in full cry. It is much easier to make ID calls when the bird has shed its babygrow and started trying to convince everyone in the bush that sugar is sweet! :lol:
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Re: Lark, Monotonous

Unread post by DotDan » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:40 am

Great shot Johan :D

I would love to get a photo like that of this Lark.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:07 pm

Is this perhaps a monotonous lark? Seen along the S50 in mid-April 2016.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:48 am

Looks good Arks!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:21 pm

Many thanks WTM :gflower: That's a new one for me :dance:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:10 pm

arks, your photos made me think of a lark I saw in Kruger in March.

Also a Monotonous Lark?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:38 pm

Sure looks like it to me, Karin :thumbs_up: I think that the white throat when singing is the key feature. Perhaps WTM will confirm yours :pray:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:54 am

:thumbs_up:
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