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  Rufous-naped Lark

 

Mirafra Africana

(494) 17 cm; 44 g

SEXES  Alike. Fairly large stocky lark, with short but distinctive erectile rufous crest, and rufous wing panel that is usually more visible in flight than on ground. Northern and western subspecies paler. Characteristically sings from top of fence post, termite mound or shrub.

JUV  Darker above with buff edging to feathers.

STATUS  Common resident, sedentary and usually solitary or in pairs.

HABITAT  Open grassland or lightly wooded savanna, and margins of agri­cultural fields.

FOOD  Insects and seeds.

CALL Song a clear, loud and ringing tsuwee-tsweeoo, repeated every 2-4 seconds.

BR  Monogamous. Partly or completely domed cup nest concealed under grass tuft.

 

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Etosha

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

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Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Etosha

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

   

 

 

 

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