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Greater hoopoe-lark

Alaemon alaudipes boavistae

Description:

This lark is only one of the many birds of the island which prefers running to flying. The reason is that the only predators in the arcipelago are birds of prey, so it is much safer to live on the ground than to fly around aimlessly.

Habitat:

rocky desert

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Cape Verde

Spotted on Jul 7, 2014
Submitted on Sep 14, 2014

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