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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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- [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
- [2020-01-04 9:29]
A lovely capture of this Rufous-Naped Lark!
Sharp detail, with good DOF and natural color seen in the subject.
Have a nice weekend,
- [2020-01-04 13:09]
Very cute eye expressions how lovely and distinguish compo well done SRIKUMAR BALIAL
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
- [2020-01-11 19:49]
You caught this bird with the best quality.
Sharpness, exposure and background are great.
Tfs & regards