French: Alouette monotone German: Sperlingslerche Spanish: Alondra monótona
S Angola E to SW Zambia and W Zimbabwe, S to C Namibia, Botswana and NC & NE South Africa.
14 cm; 21–28 g. Medium-small, compact, stout-billed lark with relatively plain, unmarked face. Has buffy supercilium barely contrasting with buffish-brown ear-coverts;... read more
Male song a short series of rapid, rather croaky notes run together, variously rendered as “... read more
Favours rather arid savanna and woodland, including mopane (Colophospermum mopane)... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, spiders and seeds. Feeds on ground.
Breeds during summer rains, Oct–Mar, with peak in Jan. Probably monogamous. Advertising male sings incessantly, day and night, from... read more
Poorly known. Relatively few records outside breeding season, leading to speculation by some... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally abundant after rains; up to 2 pairs/ha in favoured areas. Status at other times of year difficult to assess, as species is probably... read more
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