French: Moinelette malgache German: Madagaskarlerche Spanish: Alondra malgache
Other common names:
St Augustine Bay, Madagascar
13 cm. Rather small, compact lark with shortish, stout bill. Plumage is pale brown, streaked dark brown, above, contour feathers having buff fringes in fresh plumage (but... read more
Male has varied, musical song, typically delivered in display-flight, also from perch or even on... read more
Virtually any open habitat, ranging from grassland and dry shrubland to open woodland, and roads;... read more
Food and feeding
Diet little recorded; seeds, e.g. grass seeds and rice, and insects, including grasshoppers (Acrididae). Forages on ground, occasionally... read more
Breeding occurs throughout the year. Monogamous. Male advertises territory primarily through aerial display, circling, or flying into the... read more
Little known; presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to abundant throughout Madagascar. Has almost certainly benefited from forest clearance, and has adapted to agricultural lands, including dry... read more
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