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Dupont's Lark

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==Identification== ==Identification==
17-18cm. 17-18cm.

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Photo by ScottishdudeLocation:  Spain,  May, 2010
Photo by Scottishdude
Location: Spain, May, 2010

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Identification

17-18cm.

  • Dark streaked breast
  • Thin pale crown stripe
  • Long neck
  • Long legs
  • Slightly curved bill

Distribution

Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt.
In Morocco, this species remains very localised but can be found in the east of the Middle-Atlas mountainous chains1.

Taxonomy

Two subspecies are recognised2: duponti and margaritae.

Habitat

Steppes with scrubland.

Behaviour

It is a ground nester; 3-4 eggs are laid.

The diet includes insects and seeds.

Vocalisation

The song is mostly given at night and has a certain "electronic" quality.

References

  1. Birdforum member jynxtorquilla provided this information
  2. Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
  3. Iberia Nature
  4. Wikipedia

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