French: Alouette du Kordofan German: Kordofanlerche Spanish: Alondra del Kordofán
Mauritania and N Senegal E to Mali, N Burkina Faso and W Niger, also E Chad, S Sudan and N South Sudan.
14 cm. Fairly small, compact lark with distinctive golden-rufous upperparts only lightly streaked darker brown. Has buffish-white supercilium and face with only narrow dark... read more
Male song a series of varied notes, including chirps, whistles and trills, similar to that of M... read more
Arid areas; occurs on red sands in sandy soils with scattered grasses and shrubs. Often associated... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds and insects; forages on ground.
Very little known. Displaying reported May–Aug, associated with summer rains in the Sahel; in Burkina Faso, singing occurred despite... read more
Poorly known. Probably opportunistically nomadic, moving in response to local rain events, but at... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon or rare throughout range. No documented records from E Niger and W Chad, but it may occur sporadically throughout this area. Although no... read more
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