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Lark-like Brushrunner

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Photo © by Arthur Grosset Barra do Quara, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 27 August 2004
Photo © by Arthur Grosset
Barra do Quara, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 27 August 2004
Coryphistera alaudina


[edit] Identification

16 cm. Will remind a European of a lark in shape. Streaked both above and below with a conspicuous blackish crest. There is a white crescent below the eye with a smaller crescent above and cinnamon-rufous ear-coverts.

[edit] Distribution

Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, and just into southernmost Brazil next to Uruguay.

[edit] Taxonomy

Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • C. a. campicola:
  • C. a. alaudina:

[edit] Habitat

Lowland to 500 m asl. in scrub and dryish woodland (Chaco).

[edit] Behaviour

Terrestrial to a very large extent. Usually foraging near cover and usually occurring in groups.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from

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