French: Alouette de Williams German: Williamslerche Spanish: Alondra de Williams
Locally in N & C Kenya (Dida Galgalu Desert, N of Marsabit, and between Isiolo and Garba Tula).
14 cm. Fairly small, compact, heavy-billed lark with relatively plain upperparts. Has strongly marked head, with pale supercilium and neck-collar contrasting sharply with... read more
Male song a series of thin, rather scratchy notes, with distinctive “tsir-ééét tsir-ééét” towards... read more
The two populations are found in slightly different habitats: in N (N of Marsabit) occurs on rocky... read more
Food and feeding
Food includes seeds and insects. Forages singly on ground, rarely perching on rocks.
Males display before sunrise, making low, laboured display-flights. Nest and eggs undescribed.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Previously considered Data Deficient. Discovered in 1955. Locally common, but has small and restricted range; known from only two... read more
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