French: Alouette de Stark German: Falblerche Spanish: Alondra de Stark
Wilsonfontein, Damaraland, Namibia
Angolan coastal plain (S from Porto Amboim, in Cuanza Sul), Namibia, SW Botswana and NW South Africa.
13–14 cm; 16–22 g. Fairly small, very pale lark with erectile crest which, even when not raised, tends to make head appear slightly peaked; stout bill rather... read more
Male song, in flight, a long, rambling series of rather unmelodic chirps and trills, with... read more
Arid and semi-arid grassy plains, usually preferring gravels and hard limestone to sands. Often... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, insects and green vegetable matter. In one study in C Namib Desert, seeds made up 77% of diet, with insects 19% and green vegetable... read more
Breeds opportunistically after rains, mostly Mar–May, but can occur at any time; typically starts 4–8 weeks after rain events,... read more
Nomadic; large flocks follow rain events.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally abundant in its core range, but occurrence erratic towards periphery. Densities difficult to assess because of nomadic behaviour; 5... read more
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