French: Alouette à queue blanche German: Weißschwanzlerche Spanish: Alondra coliblanca
Gonda, Tabora District, Tanzania
Locally in Chad (L Chad), E Sudan, N South Sudan, SC Ethiopia, NE DRCongo, Uganda, NW & SW Kenya and N & SW Tanzania.
13 cm; 20–25 g. Small, compact lark with shortish, stout bill. Has prominent pale lores and supercilium, contrasting with brownish ear-coverts, latter separated from... read more
Male display song a long, rambling series of chirps and whistles, less varied than that of M.... read more
Prefers dense, fairly short grassland, usually on black-cotton soils; often found around lake... read more
Food and feeding
Food includes insects, e.g. grasshoppers (Acrididae), also seeds and other vegetable matter. Forages terrestrially, picking food from... read more
Recorded Mar–May. Male sings in protracted aerial display, circling over territory and then dropping steeply to ground. Nest a... read more
Little known. Probably resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally uncommon; locally common in parts of E Africa. Often hard to observe on ground and, except when displaying, is easily... read more
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