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Large-billed Lark

Galerida magnirostris

Description:

± 12 cm bird - mostly browns

Habitat:

Arid semi-dessert area in the Tankwa National Park.

Notes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tankwa_Karo...

2 Species ID Suggestions

Grey-backed Cisticola (Grysrugtinktinkie)
Cisticola subruficapilla
Fanie
Fanie 8 years ago
Large-billed lark
Galerida magnirostris Large-billed Lark


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12 Comments

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Thanks Fanie, Adam and Johan for the ID suggestions!

AdamRiley
AdamRiley 7 years ago

This is Large-billed Lark without a doubt

Fanie
Fanie 8 years ago

Thick bill with a yellow base to the lower mandible is a characteristic of the large-billed lark.

Tiz
Tiz 8 years ago
Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago

Ek mogge troffe ook maar, nie dat ek die wêreld se kenner is nie!

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 years ago

That is a valid point Johan. I think you are right with Grey-backed Cisticola. Vreeslik dankie!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago

In the Robert's Bird Guide I use, there is a distribution chart/map showing where the birds are distributed. The Rufous-naped Lark is only shown in the eastern half of South Africa.

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 years ago

I am thoroughly confused... so close! http://www.flickr.com/photos/21968724@N0...

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago

I'm for Grey-backed Cisticola (Cisticola subruficapilla) Grysrugtinktinkie

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 years ago

Thanks Mona, could be the one - http://www.warwicktarboton.co.za/birdpgs...

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Eastern Clapper Lark (Mirafra fasciolata) ?

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 years ago

Perhaps the Fawn-coloured Lark - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendulaud...

Smith Zoo
Spotted by
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Hantam Local Municipality, Northern Cape, South Africa

Spotted on May 9, 2013
Submitted on May 19, 2013

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