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    Quote Originally Posted by Luka View Post
    Looks like a Marsh owl.
    Agree with Marsh owl

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    Quote Originally Posted by wschulte View Post
    Can someone identify this owl ? We saw it November 2017 around Letiahau, CKR, BW. It was about the size of a feral pigeon, quite light on the undersides and more gliding then flapping when on the wing. There were a few around us and they persistently kept landing right on the road in front of us, but it was not easy to get a picture at all.
    My first thought was a Marsh Owl, but the surroundings makes me doubt. Anyone that can help ?

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    Im back .... please confirm - pink billed lark - Liuwa plains - got a couple of Zambian lbj's for ID. Number of bird species I have photographed is now 429
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    Whimbrel ?? - Liuwa plains
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    Whimbrel it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceway View Post
    Im back .... please confirm - pink billed lark - Liuwa plains - got a couple of Zambian lbj's for ID. Number of bird species I have photographed is now 429
    I think they donít occur that far north.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam16 View Post
    I think they donít occur that far north.
    But then again, I donít know of any other small larks with pink bills. But the cinnamon and heavy marks on the front is a bit different for pink billed larks as we know them in the south. Maybe someone out there have a Zambian field guide or has done a lot of birding in Zambia and can give us an indication of what Pink-billed Larks look like, if they occur there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceway View Post
    Whimbrel ?? - Liuwa plains
    Raceway, and the rest of you, Geelbek hide in the West Coast National Park is a magic place for bird photography - waders galore, on the mud, in the marshes, perfect fly-bys, hanging against the wind, etc. And you have to do a Pelagic trip out of the Cape! Bird photo opportunities galore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceway View Post
    Im back .... please confirm - pink billed lark - Liuwa plains - got a couple of Zambian lbj's for ID. Number of bird species I have photographed is now 429
    Quote Originally Posted by Raceway View Post
    Whimbrel ?? - Liuwa plains
    Agree with both. Wikipedia's distribution for Pink-billed Lark includes Liuwa.

    Well done on 429! Very impressive! I'm still just south of 400 - got a couple of new ones over the weekend!
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    Thanks Guys, got a couple of new birds in Zambia - will post some pics as I get a chance. Clocked 282 birds on this trip but it was still very dry - looking forward to going back in the wet. Most of my photography was done thro the windscreen / side window of the vehicle - anything to avoid having to open the window and let the Tsetse flies in !!! but I still got bitten. Piet still got a pile of lbj's to id. The highlight was Kasanka - the straw coloured fruit bats - its got to be on your bucket list. (My husband's pic - with flash)
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    Liuwa Plains Zambia - Eastern clapper or flappet lark ?? he was doing the flapping thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceway View Post
    Liuwa Plains Zambia - Eastern clapper or flappet lark ?? he was doing the flapping thing
    I'd go for Eastern Clapper Lark. The heavy bill is apparent and the plumage is not rich/dark enough for Flappet.

    I hope you have a guide book for Zambia and further north? I suspect there are numerous species up there that are not covered in our guides...


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    I think I only picked up 2 birds not in our southern africa - a long claw and barbet - when I find my pic will needs some help.

    Can you confirm this as African golden weaver ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceway View Post
    Thanks Guys, got a couple of new birds in Zambia - will post some pics as I get a chance. Clocked 282 birds on this trip but it was still very dry - looking forward to going back in the wet. Most of my photography was done thro the windscreen / side window of the vehicle - anything to avoid having to open the window and let the Tsetse flies in !!! but I still got bitten. Piet still got a pile of lbj's to id. The highlight was Kasanka - the straw coloured fruit bats - its got to be on your bucket list. (My husband's pic - with flash)
    This has been on my bucket list for quite a few years. As is getting a reasonable shot of a bat in flight. Great shot.
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