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Rufous-Naped Lark

Rufous-Naped Lark
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2020-01-03 12:27
Viewed: 266
Points: 12
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Rufous-naped Lark
I have captured this picture at Kruger National Park during our staying at Shingwedzi Rest Camp. It was a cloudy day. It wasn't an easy task to capture such restless bird in low light.

The rufous-naped lark (Mirafra africana) or rufous-naped bush lark is a widespread and conspicuous species of lark in the lightly wooded grasslands, open savannas and farmlands of the Afrotropics. Males attract attention to themselves by their bold and repeated wing-fluttering displays from prominent perches, which is accompanied by a melodious and far-carrying whistled phrase.This rudimentary display has been proposed as the precursor to the wing-clapping displays of other bush lark species.They have consistently rufous outer wings and a short erectile crest,but the remaining plumage hues and markings are individually and geographically variable. It has a straight lower, and longish, curved upper mandible.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2020-01-03 13:19]

Hi Srikumar,absolutely perfect as usual! Magnificent capture of this lark species,i like the pose and the colors of plumage,so small but so nice in a very interesting post. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2020-01-04 9:29]

Hi Srikumar,
A lovely capture of this Rufous-Naped Lark!
Sharp detail, with good DOF and natural color seen in the subject.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2020-01-04 13:09]
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Awesome image!!!

Very cute eye expressions how lovely and distinguish compo well done SRIKUMAR BALIAL

Hi Srikumar,
It's great to see your beautiful photos on TrekNature in 2020, too. This image is extraordinary as well - perfect capture in difficult conditions. I like the smooth grey background, it isn't disturbing for the viewer at all and is helping to concentrate on to the lark only. Natural colors and great sharpness on the feathers. Majestic shot, fantastic start of the new year!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2020-01-11 19:49]

Hi Srikumar
You caught this bird with the best quality.
Sharpness, exposure and background are great.

Tfs & regards

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