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Kenya, Nairobi National Park, Lark or Pipit? (1 Viewer)

Lark - e.g. bill-shape. Looks fine for rufous-naped lark, presumably juvenile (pale-scalloped upperparts).

Your comment is interesting as there are very few photos of juvenile Rufous-naped Lark. The images here, though scalloped, are fine for very fresh adult.

One issue is the variability of individual feather pattern on Mirafra larks, but actually there is a juvenile image on BF (bird on right on image linked below). Note the very scaly crown and round dark marks on breast

Sometimes there is a black subterminal line to each feather on upperparts and coverts, hard to see on this image, which is typical of juvenile Mirafra.


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