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Alexander Stöhr

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What a nice pitfall picture, I must admit, when the black and white pattern of a Skylark wasnt there, the bird had given a Skylark-jizz to me:
  • capped appearance could be bolder, but thankfully long supercilium with white rear-end reaching to the nape is just visible
  • dark framing to ear-coverts could be clearer, but its there (puuh!)
  • pinkish-flesh bill is a result of strong backlight (how bad!)
  • tail looks long, but I think this is exagerrated by the position of the wing
I must admit I double checked the black and white wing/alula pattern but it looks correct (position, extent and colours) to me, so it has to be a Woodlark.
 

Alexander Stöhr

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Just noticed, that first sentence of my previous post should read: What a nice pitfall picture, I must admit, when the black and white pattern of a Woodlark wasnt there, the bird had given a Skylark-jizz to me:

now, it makes sense.
 

Mike Beer

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What a nice pitfall picture, I must admit, when the black and white pattern of a Skylark wasnt there, the bird had given a Skylark-jizz to me:
  • capped appearance could be bolder, but thankfully long supercilium with white rear-end reaching to the nape is just visible
  • dark framing to ear-coverts could be clearer, but its there (puuh!)
  • pinkish-flesh bill is a result of strong backlight (how bad!)
  • tail looks long, but I think this is exagerrated by the position of the wing
I must admit I double checked the black and white wing/alula pattern but it looks correct (position, extent and colours) to me, so it has to be a Woodlark.
I apologise for failing to reply earlier my mistake. Thanks for the ID. Mike.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia

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