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- Alauda gulgula
Size: 16 cm
Streaked, yellow-brown upper plumage, Buffy-white outer tail feathers and a short crest. Rufous tinge to primaries, but not as rufous as Mirafra. Small fine bill.
Sexes are similar.
There are 8 subspecies:
- A. g. inconspicua:
- A. g. lhamarum:
- Pamir Mountains and western Himalayas (Kashmir to northern Punjab)
- A. g. weigoldi:
- Eastern China (Shandong to southern Shaanxi and central Sichuan)
- A. g. inopinata:
- A. g. vernayi:
- Eastern Himalayas and adjacent China (ae Xizang and western Yunnan)
- A. g. gulgula:
- A. g. coelivox:
- South-eastern and southern China to northern Vietnam; Hainan Island
- A. g. wattersi:
Prefers open land and short grass, often near waterbodies.
Usually solitary or loose flocks. Runs short distances and crouches when disturbed.
Its diet includes seeds and insects.
Nests on Ground.
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