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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by DotDan » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:39 am

From this angle I can't see any diagnostic white eyebrow.. Will wait to hear where it was seen before making a call.

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Unread post by Crested Val » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:24 pm

It was seen 2 days ago at Shikumbu Koppie near Phalaborwa Gate Kruger. :thumbs_up:


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Unread post by DotDan » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:34 pm

Sabota Lark :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by NetEk » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:35 pm

Paging through my Roberts (yes I have one in the office doesn't everybody :D )

I hate LBJ's looks like everything even some of the Pipit's.
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:41 pm

:lol: :lol:

So you decided to make it a bit of a challenge first with that first photo, hey Crested Val? :lol:

Sabota Lark , yes.
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Crested Val » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:49 pm

DotDan wrote:Sabota Lark :thumbs_up:


Thanks Dotdan, I'm improving with my IDs!!!

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Unread post by Pumbaa » Wed May 01, 2013 11:51 am

I once again need the help of the experts :gflower:

The following bird we met on the S28 in Kruger also in February :thumbs_up:

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Thanks already in advance for your help here

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Unread post by Elsa » Wed May 01, 2013 12:15 pm

Your second bird I would hazard a guess and say Sabota Lark.
its such a common little bird at that time of year and nine times out of ten is the one that is usually seen.
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed May 01, 2013 3:00 pm

Agree 100% with Elsa.
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Unread post by Elsa » Wed May 01, 2013 5:30 pm

Yay! :clap: :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Pumbaa » Wed May 01, 2013 6:25 pm

Thanks Elsa & wildtuinman :dance: :dance: :dance:

Thanks for the Sabota Lark ID as well :thumbs_up:

There are still far so many birds I am not quite sure of :gflower: but never getting tired in learning

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:01 pm

Having said that, I have tried unsccessfully to work out this chap, shot unfortunately in the gloomy morning at Bontebok park.

and a third.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:48 am

Can anyone help with my 3 a bit further above.

The best I can come up with is
3. Long billed pipit?
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Unread post by DotDan » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:21 am

Sorry BB, will try and help

3- Difficult to say but the bill seems too broad for a Pipit.. Could perhaps be a Lark, Sabota Lark maybe.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:07 pm

DotDan wrote:Sorry BB, will try and help

3- Difficult to say but the bill seems too broad for a Pipit.. Could perhaps be a Lark, Sabota Lark maybe.



Thanks DD. It is a bit big for a Sabota, and slightly out of range. Pity that is my only pic.
I have looked (inconclusively) at all possible larks & pipits.

Can anyone else help here please. :hmz:

Could turn out to be a tick.
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