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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by adrianp » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:44 pm

Me thinks it's a Sabota Lark.

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Unread post by pantera leo » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:31 pm

adrianp wrote:Me thinks it's a Sabota Lark.


Agree :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Manovo-Gounda » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:28 pm

Many thanks adrianp and panthera leo for your input! Cheers
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Unread post by anne-marie » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:38 pm

Hi,
could you help me another time :D

saw in Kgalagadi, 27.1.2012
is it a Sabota Lark ?

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Unread post by Maxwell » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:14 pm

Correct. Plumage colour is deceptive and variable but the supercileum 'cap' does it for me.
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Unread post by anne-marie » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:29 pm

thanks... is a first for me :D
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Tilandi » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:02 am

Need some help with this Lark. Seen in North West.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by pantera leo » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:19 am

Sabota Lark Tilandi! :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Tilandi » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:31 am

Thanks pantero leo :gflower: Thought so, but was doubting the bill. :redface: :D
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wanderw » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:46 pm

I saw this bird near 14th boorgat in the Kgalagadi, at the end of October this year. I think it is a thick-billed Sabota lark? Could the experts please help. Thanx!

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by MattAxel » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:20 pm

It looks like you're correct to me. I would also go with C. s. bradfieldi race of Sabota Lark.

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Unread post by wanderw » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:12 pm

Many thanks MattAxel! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:45 pm

MattAxel wrote:It looks like you're correct to me. I would also go with C. s. bradfieldi race of Sabota Lark.



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Re: Larks: Sabota Lark

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:34 pm

Bradfield's Lark

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:28 pm

More. By now the larks have me "so deurmekaar soos 'n verkleurmannetjie op 'n Smartie Box"! :doh: I am thoroughly confused. They all look the same to me!

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