French: Alouette de Friedmann German: Friedmannlerche Spanish: Alondra de Friedmann
Sagan River, Shoa Province, Ethiopia
S Ethiopia, N, C & SE Kenya and NE Tanzania.
13–14 cm; 22 g. Rather small, compact lark. Has pale supercilium, dark-streaked rufous crown; upperparts rufous-looking, with rich rufous and buff edges of feathers,... read more
Song diagnostic, rather stereotyped “hooéééooo” whistle, repeated... read more
Prefers dense grassland with scattered bushes; recorded also in short, sparse grassland.
Food and feeding
Grass seeds, also small grasshoppers (Acrididae), beetles (Coleoptera) and other insects. Forages on ground.
Little known. Displaying males recorded Nov–Jan and Apr–May; birds in early Aug were in active moult. Low song flight by male,... read more
Assumed to be nomadic or partially migratory, in association with rains. In Kenya, typically... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Data Deficient. Very poorly known. In Kenya known from six specimens and a few sightings; in Ethiopia one 1998 sight record in... read more
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