French: Alouette de Dunn German: Einödlerche Spanish: Alondra de Dunn
Ogageh Wells, Kordofan, Sudan
S edge of Sahara in SW Western Sahara#R, Mauritania, N & C Mali, S Niger, NC Chad and C Sudan.
14–15 cm. Small but relatively bulky lark with sand-coloured plumage, strong facial pattern, heavy deep-based bill quite large (around half of head length), strongly... read more
Male song, from ground or low perch, a rapid repetition of chirping and dry notes mixed with... read more
Open arid lowlands, flat or undulating, and with gravel or compacted sandy soils; avoids broken... read more
Food and feeding
Few data. Diet mainly small seeds (Panicum turgidum and others), but stomach of one individual from Mali contained insects.... read more
Very poorly known. Season determined by rainfall; nesting recorded in Oct–Jan, after rains, in Mauritania, but season probably mainly... read more
Resident; some nomadic movements occur, probably related to drought conditions. Wanders in usually... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Status difficult to assess; generally uncommon and irregular in most of fragmented range, but possibly under-recorded owing to... read more
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