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Crested Lark

Galerida cristata


Rather stocky, short-tailed lark with long spiky crest. Upperparts sandy-grey or rusty, diffusely streaked darker on hindneck and mantle; breast more heavily streaked. Flight flappy, broad wings showing rusty-buff underwings; short tail blackish-brown with cinnamon sides. Lacks white trailing edge to wing. Juvenile heavily pale-spotted above. Voice Clear du-ee, also varying fluty ee or uu sounds. Song sweet and plaintive with phrases of four–six repeated notes; slower, clearer and shorter than Eurasian Skylark, often includes mimicry; from exposed perch or high in air.


Habitat Grassy or arid country, cultivated plains and semi-deserts; often near habitation, tracks and roadsides

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Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

nice captured,

Jellis 8 years ago

Nice bird.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

This is a wonderful first spotting on Noah - welcome to the Project!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, omar348

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جهراء, Kuwait

Spotted on May 29, 2013
Submitted on Jun 9, 2013

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