French: Moinelette croisée German: Grauscheitellerche Spanish: Terrera coronigrís
no locality = Gingee, South Arcot district, Tamil Nadu, India
Pakistan (R Indus Plains), and from S Himalayan foothills E to E Bangladesh and S to S tip of India, also Sri Lanka.
11–12 cm. Small, sexually dimorphic lark with appearance superficially like that of a finch (Fringillidae). Adult male has pale greyish-brown forehead and crown (... read more
Song, mainly in high flight, also from ground or low perch, strophes of quickly repeated short... read more
Dry open habitats with scattered low vegetation, from sea-level to c. 1000 m. Generally completely... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly studied: diet seeds, e.g. of grasses and forbs (Chenopodiaceae), and insects, e.g. small beetles (Coleoptera). Forages on ground. read more
Little studied. Breeds more or less throughout year, but mainly Feb–Sept in peninsular India and May–Jun in Sri Lanka; probably... read more
Sedentary or slightly nomadic.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. No population estimates. Present in numerous protected areas, e.g. Ranthambhore Sanctuary (India) and Kosi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (... read more
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