French: Alouette de Razo German: Rasolerche Spanish: Alondra de Razo
Other common names:
Raso Island, Cape Verde Islands
Raso, in Cape Verde Is.
12–13 cm; 18–28 g, male average 24 g, female average 20 g. Small lark with heavy, slightly decurved bill giving front-heavy appearance, relatively short wings (no... read more
Male song, in flight or from ground, variations on a liquid “chirr-irr-ipp” or “... read more
Found primarily on flat plain of decaying lava, mostly below 50 m. Strongly associated with dry... read more
Food and feeding
Range of plant and insect species. In analyses of faecal samples of males during breeding season, all contained vegetable matter, c. 50%... read more
Most nesting activity in Oct–Dec, following rainfall (which generally in Sept/Oct), but rain can fall at any time of year and nesting... read more
Resident; ranges widely during non-breeding season, although distances involved are small. No... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Cape Verde Islands EBA. Has one of the smallest ranges of any bird species, confined to the single uninhabited... read more
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