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Sand Lark

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Photo by Seyed Babak MusLocation: Near the shore in Soorgalm Creek
Photo by Seyed Babak Mus
Location: Near the shore in Soorgalm Creek

Alternative name: Indian Short-toed Lark

Alaudala raytal

Calandrella raytal


[edit] Identification

13cm. Greyish sandy, with dark brown streaks, from above, while the belly is white, sparsely and indistinctly dark-streaked on the sides. Supercilium and cheeks are white. Shortish black and white tail. Sexes alike.

[edit] Distribution


[edit] Taxonomy

Placed in genus Calandrella by Clements.

[edit] Habitat

[edit] Behaviour

Diet includes weed, seeds and insects.

Nesting Season: February to May. Nest: A cup like depression in the ground at the base of a shrub, lined with grass, hair, etc. Eggs: 3, sometimes 2. Yellowish or greyish white, freckled with brown. Both sexes share domestic chores.

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