French: Alouette de Blanford German: Blanfordlerche Spanish: Terrera de Blanford
Other common names:
Blanford's Short-toed Lark
Senafé, Tigré, Eritrea
Subspecies and Distribution
C. b. blanfordi
(Shelley, 1902) – Blanford's Lark – N Eritrea and N Ethiopia.
C. b. erlangeri
Neumann, 1906 – Erlanger's Lark – Ethiopian highlands.
13–14 cm. Medium-sized lark, adult with rufous crown feathers sometimes erected to form prominent short crest. Nominate race has relatively plain face, with whitish... read more
Vocalizations do not appear to have been studied, but neither songs nor calls are known to differ... read more
Open grassland and bare ground, including stony areas, short-grass plains, rolling hills and... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly small seeds; also a few insects, including grasshoppers (Acrididae) and beetles (Coleoptera). Feeds on the ground. Recorded alone,... read more
Virtually no documented information; nest and eggs undescribed, but clutches of two and five eggs recorded and nests reported Mar, May, Jun... read more
Resident, probably subject to local movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common. Often in flocks when not breeding, but no information on size of such gatherings. Poorly known species.
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