French: Alouette d’Arabie German: Arabienlerche Spanish: Alondra árabe
Sheikh Othman, Aden, Yemen
Nomadic through Jordan (Azraq), N & C Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, S Yemen and SW Oman. Sporadic breeding in S Israel#R#R and Syria#R.
14–15 cm. A stocky, round-headed lark with an upright stance, broad rounded and wings and short tail in flight, with sandy-coloured upperparts including black-sided tail and... read more
Song comprises rising and falling melancholy whistles with mechanical click-whirr, somewhat... read more
In Arabia and Israel, prefers plains-level desert habitats defined by hard-packed sand or gravel... read more
Food and feeding
Few data. Diet mainly small seeds (Panicum turgidum and others), but chicks fed with caterpillars in Saudi Arabia, adult and... read more
Poorly known. Season determined by rainfall, but mainly late Feb–Jun (especially Mar–May); probably single-brooded, but a single record of... read more
Resident; some nomadic movements occur, probably related to drought conditions; for example surveys... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Overall Arabian population very provisionally estimated at c. 2,000,000 pairs, but regional populations within the Peninsula may... read more
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