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Cape Long-billed Lark
Length 20-24 cm, mass 50-60 g
Certhilauda curvirostris has two subspecies:
Coastal shrublands and dunes with sparse vegetation; also croplands (when sparsely vegetated) and roadsides.
Usually in pairs. Walks on the ground while foraging for insects and seeds; turns over stones and digs in the soil.
Monogamous and territorial. The nest is a cup of grass, sometimes with a partial dome; it is built on the ground at the base of a bush, grass tuft or stone. Usually three eggs are laid.
The male sings from a perch, the ground, and while in aerial display. The call is a loud descending whistle peeeuuu lasting about a second (repeated every 8-15 seconds while perched).
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