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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




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


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.


Two subspecies are recognised2: duponti and margaritae.


Steppes with scrubland.


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

The diet includes insects and seeds.


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


  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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