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Identification Help - LBJs

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:50 pm

Mountain wheatear perhaps?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Tdgraves » Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:02 pm

Need some help with these larks seen in the KTP. The nearest I can get is Fawn-coloured lark, but they both can't be as they look so different :?

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all suggestions gratefully received!
Planning our KNP trip Jan 2017.....

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:02 am

A Sabota Lark perhaps? Depends on were in KTP you saw it - they are found in the western & southern Parts.

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Unread post by Tdgraves » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:01 am

Top bird on upper dune road, I'd need to check the other one by dates....
Planning our KNP trip Jan 2017.....

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KNP Jan 2013, Jan and Sept 2014, Jan 2016
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Unread post by Ladybirder » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:26 am

I agree 1& 2, Fawn-coloured Lark 3 is a Sabota Lark.

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Unread post by Tdgraves » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:08 pm

Many thanks ladybirder. What about my other post (on previous page)?
Planning our KNP trip Jan 2017.....

KTP: Jan 2015, Sept 2016
KNP Jan 2013, Jan and Sept 2014, Jan 2016
Madikwe 2011

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Unread post by Ladybirder » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:46 pm

Tdgraves about the bird on page 13. I think it could be a juvenile Wattled Starling, according to the size difference between your bird and the Canary and Sparrow on both the photos. The paler grey underparts also correspond with that of the Wattled Starling.I would like to hear what the experts think. :| :doh:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Tdgraves » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:18 pm

Thanks ladybirder I think you may well be right!
Planning our KNP trip Jan 2017.....

KTP: Jan 2015, Sept 2016
KNP Jan 2013, Jan and Sept 2014, Jan 2016
Madikwe 2011

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:01 am

Is this a buffy pipit? Rietvlei nature reserve, Pta

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:40 am

The pink base on the mandible looks good for Buffy Pipit, yes. :thumbs_up:
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