French: Alouette d’Obbia German: Obbialerche Spanish: Alondra de Obbia
Coastal plain of C Somalia (50 km S of Jariban S to Halhambe).
12 cm; 12–16 g. Small, compact lark with rather stout bill; crouched feeding posture, recalling a canary (Serinus) or other finch. Has prominent whitish... read more
Flight call “tip-tip”; song unknown.
Vegetated coastal dunes, also open coastal plain with heavily grazed grass and scrub farther inland... read more
Food and feeding
Diet unknown; probably consists largely of seeds. Feeds on the ground, in typical crouched posture; also creeps over low mats of vegetation... read more
May–Jul and Nov–Dec in years with sufficent rainfall. Nest an open cup, variably lined with vegetation, fluffy seeds and even... read more
Unknown. Possibly resident, but often occurs in flocks of up to 30 birds, even during breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Data Deficient. Restricted-range species: present in Central Somali Coast EBA. No recent information on the species’... read more
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