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Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark

Eremopterix nigriceps.


Found in KISR reserve in Khabd (Kuwait).



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arlanda 4 years ago


Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

Incredible spotting and photos, Mohammed. Congratulations.

DanielePralong 4 years ago

What a beautiful series of images! Congratulations Mohammed, this is our Spotting of the Day!

"What a stunning image! Our Spotting of the Day is a special sighting a pair of Black-crowned Sparrow-Larks (Eremopterix nigriceps) and their chicks. In this species found across northern Africa through the Middle East to north-western India, the male is recognizable by a bold pied head pattern, while the female has pale sandy brown colors. Their nest is a shallow depression on the ground beneath a shrub, and both sexes incubate the clutch of 2 to 3 eggs. When the chicks leave the nest, they separate and each adult becomes responsible for one chick, a behavior which may reduce the risk of predation".


SarahWhitt 4 years ago

Your photos look like oil paintings!!!

Mohammed Al-Saleh
Mohammed Al-Saleh 4 years ago

Thanks all :)

AshleyT 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

Fantastic pictures!

Mohammed Al-Saleh
Spotted by
Mohammed Al-Saleh

Jaber Al-Ahmad, الجهراء, Kuwait

Spotted on Apr 26, 2017
Submitted on Apr 29, 2017

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