French: Cochevis de Sykes German: Devalerche Spanish: Cogujada de Deva
Other common names: Tawny Lark
Deccan Plateau, India.
c. 14 cm. Quite small lark with prominent spiky crest (rather inconspicuous when folded), mostly buff plumage, medium-long stout bill, shortish tail. Has buffish supercilium... read more
Male song, from ground or low perch or in flight, rich and varied, includes both harsh and clear... read more
Dry, stony areas with sparse scrubby vegetation, dry cultivation, and similar habitats; to c. 1000... read more
Food and feeding
Diet poorly known; apparently seeds and invertebrates. Forages on ground, singly, in pairs or in small loose flocks; walks and runs; takes... read more
Little studied. Season at least Mar to Sept (probably more extensive), mainly May–Aug. Male performs high, sustained song flight with... read more
Sedentary; some short-distance dispersive movement.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Status uncertain; formerly probably fairly widespread and numerous, but now perhaps more local and less common. Relatively poorly known species.
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