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Photo by Jugal Tiwari
Kutch, Gujarat, India, February, 2008

Alternative names: Syke's Crested Lark, Tawny Lark, Deccan Lark

Galerida deva

Identification

Prominent crest; rufous body.

Similar Species

Rufous colouration, prominent crest and a larger bill, distinguishes the Sykes lark from the common Crested Lark.

Distribution

India.

Taxonomy

Monotypic.[1]

Habitat

Dry open country.

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. BF Member observations

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