Bird Identification

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Re: Bird Identification

Post by okie » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:04 pm

The chestnut wingpatches of the two birds in the first pic rather point to monotonous larks ..... :-? .
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Dindingwe » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:26 pm

okie wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:04 pm
The chestnut wingpatches of the two birds in the first pic rather point to monotonous larks ..... :-? .
Are you sure ? they look so similar to the pictures of the Lark-like bunting :O^
These birds are going to drive us crazy O/

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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Lisbeth » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:50 pm

The last one looks like a chick (no tail), apart from the bill and many juveniles are mottled -O-
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Lisbeth » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:59 pm

The monotonous lark has the white of the throat going further back like a stripe and the head is not flat... -O-
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by okie » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:53 am

Dindingwe wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:26 pm
okie wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:04 pm
The chestnut wingpatches of the two birds in the first pic rather point to monotonous larks ..... :-? .
Are you sure ? they look so similar to the pictures of the Lark-like bunting :O^
These birds are going to drive us crazy O/
That's why I rather do not get into arguments about larks :O^ There are so many of them , and they vary from field to region 0*\

See this link :

http://www.warwicktarboton.co.za/birdpgs/498SaLrk.html
http://www.warwicktarboton.co.za/birdpgs/493MoLrk.html
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Flutterby » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:59 am

okie wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:04 pm
The chestnut wingpatches of the two birds in the first pic rather point to monotonous larks ..... :-? .
Oh dear, now I'm confused!! 0*\

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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Richprins » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:21 am

I've sent some of them on! :twisted:
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Lisbeth » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:46 am

I am still convinced that it is a lark-like bunting. The flat head :yes:
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Dindingwe » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:59 pm

Thanks all. I am also confused.

I am even more confused with Cisticola. This one was taken in Chobe during a boat cruise. Is it a Zitting Cisticola ?

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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Lisbeth » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:37 am

Sounds right to me. White-tipped large tail, striped head and white eyebrow :yes: \O
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