French: Alouette de Sclater German: Ammernlerche Spanish: Alondra de Sclater
Hauntop River, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Nama Karoo of S Namibia and W South Africa.
13–14 cm; 17–21 g. Fairly small, buffy lark with rather large-headed appearance, remarkable wedge-shaped bill that is long and heavy along most of length and... read more
Soft “prrp prrp” or “prrp prrp treep” call, primarily in flight, also on ground during foraging;... read more
Stony plains with ephemeral grasses and scattered bushes. Often in areas with very little... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and seeds. Adults feed extensively on large seeds of the ephemeral eight-day grass (Enneapogon desvauxii) that are... read more
Primarily in Aug–Dec, sometimes from Jun, and usually well synchronized at any one site; largely independent of rainfall, and even... read more
Virtually resident in some areas, but subject to irregular movements, especially towards edges of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Scarce and local, and patchily distributed. Non-breeding flocks only small, up to 30 individuals. No evidence... read more
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