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Puna-aavikkokiuru Certhilauda burra
Namakwa, South Africa

Red Lark is a little known bird whose nest was discovered as recently as 1986.
It is a highly localised endemic to South Africa, however, fairly common on scrub-covered red sand dunes (red color form) and surrounding karroid shrublands (browner color form).
Difficult to find. Active (singing) in the morning and late afternoon.
I found them singing only after 4PM, before that not a single sight despite keen observation of dunes for several hours.

Canon EOS-1D Mark III
1/1000s f/6.3 at 700.0mm iso400 full exif

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Yiannis Pavlis04-Nov-2011 18:24
Captured really great.
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