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Unread post by Tilandi » Thu May 26, 2011 10:57 pm

More Karoo NP birds seen in April.

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Unread post by Niall » Fri May 27, 2011 7:13 am

The second is the large billed race of Sabota Lark.

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Unread post by BrooklynBirder » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:18 pm

Need help with this one taken at Augrabies Falls Nat. Park this past August.

Its that massive bill that's throwing me--not right for a sparrow, not right for a lark (and body shape wrong for a lark too..) Bill seems too thick for a chat also... Have looked through two field guides page by page and not found it! Help!

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I'm sure its something quite common and ordinary that I am not considering :?
Aug 6-9 2011 Cape area: Cape Point, Table Mtn, Boulders Beach
Aug 9: WCNP
Aug 11/12 Namaqua NP
Aug 13/14: Augrabies Falls
Aug 15-21 KTP
15th--Kieliekrankie
16 & 17th--Nossob
18 & 19th--Kalahari Tented Camp
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Barcud » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:42 pm

Hi BB,

Have a look at the Western form of Sabota Lark, sometimes called Bradfield's Lark.

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Unread post by BrooklynBirder » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:28 pm

Barcud, I do believe that's it! What threw me was not only the thick bill but also the Sabota's I've seen (and I have other photos of Sabota's) have much lighter colored and pointier bills. I was starting to think this was some sort of mutant :wink:

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Aug 6-9 2011 Cape area: Cape Point, Table Mtn, Boulders Beach
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Aug 11/12 Namaqua NP
Aug 13/14: Augrabies Falls
Aug 15-21 KTP
15th--Kieliekrankie
16 & 17th--Nossob
18 & 19th--Kalahari Tented Camp
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Falconry4ever » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:46 pm

BrooklynBirder wrote:Need help with this one taken at Augrabies Falls Nat. Park this past August.

Its that massive bill that's throwing me--not right for a sparrow, not right for a lark (and body shape wrong for a lark too..) Bill seems too thick for a chat also... Have looked through two field guides page by page and not found it! Help!

I'm sure its something quite common and ordinary that I am not considering :?

I think most likely Sabota Lark, but the back is not boldly mark which worries me, otherwise Stark's Lark is a second option. Good photo.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Crested Val » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:20 am

Please could I have some help with these two birds.
Thanks.


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Unread post by pantera leo » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:02 am

Sabota Larks! :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Ladybirder » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:35 am

I agree Sabota

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Unread post by Crested Val » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:13 am

Is this a Sabota Lark?

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Hoping someone can help!!!
Thanks.

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Unread post by Rooies » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:48 am

I think you are correct with 2.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Crested Val » Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:06 pm

Thank you Rooies.

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by cstafleu » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:14 am

I was wondering if anyone could provide Id`s on this bird

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Seen in Kruger in August

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Unread post by MattAxel » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:10 am

Hi cstafleu and welcome to the forum :thumbs_up:
This is a Sabota Lark.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by anne-marie » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:22 am

welcome to the forum cstafleu :D
nice first post with nice birds :dance:
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