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Nicholson's Pipit Wakkerstroom area South Africa Oct 22 (1 Viewer)


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Can someone please confirm these to be a Nicholson's Pipit? Taken in Wakkerstroom area South Africa Oct


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Relative tail lengths suggest you have a miscellany of individuals and probably species here. Can you confirm which pics are which bird?
Thanks The Fern. I believe pics 1, 2 & 5 is one bird, pic 3 & 4 is a second bird, pic 6-9 is another bird.
The problem with this is the order may differ on different devices. Better to be explicit which you're talking about (2353, 2346 etc). If the images have sensible names ("1", "2" etc), life becomes easier!
Thanks The Fern. 2487 & 2492 Familiar Chat. 2469/2471/2502 is one bird, and 2322/2331/2346/2353 is the third bird.
2492 seems at least superficially different to 2487 (apparent bill length), although it's difficult to be sure. I find 92 difficult to match with familiar chat as its bill is long and curved, it seems to have a whitish (grizzled) cheek (not chestnut), and, although it's difficult to judge, no red tail with a dark "t". But I'm not sure what it is...
Some of these strike me as larks. Perhaps the first and last birds are eastern long-billed lark..?
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The chat might actually be female/ immature Buff-streaked Chat.
Or perhaps more plausibly it's a female Sentinel Rock-Thrush. The rather streaked ear coverts and long bill support this.

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