Flappet Lark: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — The Flappet Lark gets its name from the clapping, or flapping sound the male makes with its wings during its energetic display flight in breeding season. Out of breeding season it spends most of its time on the ground foraging…only occasionally getting up higher to sing, and presumably to have a good look around. We caught this one on the cactus bush along one of the game drives in the northern section of Queen Elizabeth National Park. There are 15 recognized sub-species of this little bird, and two of them occur in Uganda, split between a northern sub-species, Abyssinian, and a western sub-species, Rwenzori. Sony Rx10iv at 567mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/800th.