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Lark or Pipit

Observed: 17th February 2012 By: GertjieGertjie’s reputation in Birds
Lark or Pipit
Lark or Pipit
Description:

Was looking for food in open area which was quite bare. Only short bushes. Surrounded by Mopanie woodland.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Riaan Stals's picture

Duskiy Lark

A pale individual, which rings a bell of subspecies occidentalis. This is, in fact, not impossible, as there is a very large area of intergradation between the two subspecies. According to the rough map in RGV (p.144), this locality may perhaps fall in the transition zone. Perhaps I would prefer subspecies occidentalis, but I do not know these birds all that well.

 
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