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Crested lark

Galerida cristata

Description:

The region's most familiar lark, partly on account of its predilection for feeding alongside raods and tracks. Similar in size to skylark but body is more bulky and has longer bill and characteristic spiky crest. Adult plumage mainly sandy brown with dark streaking on crown, back, chest and flanks. Face marked with pale supercilium, eyering and throat and dark moustachial stripe. Tail has buff outer feathers and underwing coverts are orange-buff.

Habitat:

Favours dry habitats with sparse vegetation.


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4 Comments

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 7 years ago

Thanks all for the comments!

Can only be separated from the Thekla Lark with open wings as that species does not have orange-buff underwing coverts.

harsuame
harsuame 7 years ago

Preciosa ave genial

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Fantastic Shots!!

Dangermouse
Spotted by
Dangermouse

Algarve, Portugal

Lat: 37.03, Long: -7.82

Spotted on Apr 22, 2012
Submitted on Apr 29, 2012

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