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the Sand Lark

the Sand Lark
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Copyright: Zahoor Ahmed (zahoor_salmi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 108 W: 0 N: 618] (5538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, 400f5.6 L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-03 7:44
Viewed: 3140
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Slightly smaller than the sparrow (ca. 13cm), the Sand Lark is greyish sandy, with dark brown streaks, from above, while the belly is white, sparsely and indistinctly dark-streaked on the sides. Supercilium and cheeks are white. Shortish black and white tail. Sexes alike.

Keeps singly or in scattered twos or threes; in non-breeding season in small flocks of up to 20 or 30. Runs about feeding on bare sandy flats in the characteristic zigzag jerky spurts of the family.

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Hello Zahoor Bhai,
Hope you'll be doing fine. Hope too 2010 will be good. Wonderful shot of this pipit with mouthful of larvae. Great composition and wonderful focus and that too from a distance. Thanks for sharing...a great service to the country....take care...warmest regards/Abid

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2010-01-03 11:44]

Hola Zahoor: Que buena toma de esta especie que no conocía y que buen momento ha captado...saludos.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-01-05 19:42]

Hello Zahoor,
This sand lark has gotten himself a nice juicy meal.
Great timing. Beautiful light and colors with excellent eye contact.
TFS. : )

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