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Another Algarve Lark (1 Viewer)

ndsutcliffe

SkyBlue136
Bear with me everybody, I'm still trying to bottom these larks in the Algarve.

Again, taken 10th April near Vila do Bispo, Portugal. To me this one has white outer tail feathers - which makes it a Skylark?

Algarve Lark.jpg
 

ndsutcliffe

SkyBlue136
Given that the background is/appears whiter than the 'white' outer tail-feathers, we might debate about whether they are white...
Indeed - so are they rufous-ish and therefore Thekla-ish? Or are they white-ish and therefore Skylark-ish?! I swear this will drive me mad............
 

jogresh

Bimble and patch
Mr Sutcliffe, best bet is get your ear in with regard to calls, then it will become a lot easier for you. Also pay attention to things like jizz, behaviour and habitat. These are usually huge clues for many species. Hope that helps, "going forward" as they say these days. :)
 

ndsutcliffe

SkyBlue136
Mr Sutcliffe, best bet is get your ear in with regard to calls, then it will become a lot easier for you. Also pay attention to things like jizz, behaviour and habitat. These are usually huge clues for many species. Hope that helps, "going forward" as they say these days. :)

(y) will do
 

Alexander Stöhr

Well-known member
Hello,
I agree with Roland, Butty and Jogresh, its not a Skylark. Adding to the bill shape I want to add the quite pale, uniform tertials.
In many worn plumaged Skylarks, the tertials are still dark and paler edges are easily visible/guessable.

But for the difficult species pair, Thekla vs Crested Lark I better stop.
No offence you know, Roland. I learned much from your posts and your website!
 

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