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Greater Hoopoe Lark

Alaemon alaudipes


Greater Hoopoe Lark is found in extreme desert environments and can survive in temperatures as high as 50 degrees Celsius. Equipped with a down-curved bill, they dig out their prey from underneath the sand/soil.


Spotted in the Little Rann of Kutch, India. It's unique habitat comprises of saline mudflats, marshes, scrub-land and large seasonal wetlands.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Congratulations Vipul.

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Vipul, this remarkable bird is our Spotting of the Day!

''Beautifully photographed in its arid habitat, this Greater Hoopoe-Lark (Alaemon alaudipes) is our Spotting of the Day! The greater hoopoe-lark has an extensive distribution, stretching from the Cape Verde Islands in the west, across North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, through to Pakistan and India in the east. This bird inhabits extreme desert environments and can survive temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius. It has a down-curved bill, and digs out preys from underneath the sand or soil. Find out more about this species here: "



Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Gujarat, India

Spotted on Dec 15, 2016
Submitted on Sep 26, 2017

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