French: Alouette d’Ash German: Ashlerche Spanish: Alondra de Ash
Uarsciek (Uarshek), south Somalia.
E coastal plain of Somalia in area of Uarshek (80 km N of Mogadishu).
17 cm; 31–42 g. Medium-sized to large lark, appearing grey-brown above with only faint wash of rufous. Has narrow, indistinct pale supercilium; in fresh plumage... read more
Undescribed; reported as often singing from tops of small bushes.
Short, open grassland in stabilized dune systems with a few scattered bushes and fossil coral... read more
Food and feeding
Diet unknown. Runs across open ground between grass tufts; frequently perches on tops of tufts.
A female had enlarged ovaries in Jul, but was also in active wing and tail moult. No other information; nest and eggs undescribed.
Unknown; presumably resident.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Central Somali Coast EBA. Known to occur only in area just N of Uarshek, where it was reported as locally common in 1980s;... read more
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