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Dupont's Lark

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Photo by ScottishdudeSpain,  May, 2010
Photo by Scottishdude
Spain, May, 2010
Chersophilus duponti

Contents

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:

  • C. d. duponti:
  • C. d. margaritae:

Habitat

Steppes with scrubland.

Behaviour

Breeding

It is a ground nester; the clutch consists of 3-4 eggs.

Diet

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, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  3. Iberia Nature
  4. Wikipedia

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