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Dupont's Lark

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




  • 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:

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


Steppes with scrubland.



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


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, 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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