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Sun Lark

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==Identification== ==Identification==
Length 14-15 cm. A medium-sized lark with a dark, streaked back and heavily streaked breast; shows rufous in the wing when in flight. ''Bold, creamy supercilia meet on the nape'', isolating the streaked cap. Short crest, frequently raised. Length 14-15 cm. A medium-sized lark with a dark, streaked back and heavily streaked breast; shows rufous in the wing when in flight. ''Bold, creamy supercilia meet on the nape'', isolating the streaked cap. Short crest, frequently raised.

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Galerida modesta
Photo by jc122463 Cameroon, February 2008
Photo by jc122463
Cameroon, February 2008

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[edit] Identification

Length 14-15 cm. A medium-sized lark with a dark, streaked back and heavily streaked breast; shows rufous in the wing when in flight. Bold, creamy supercilia meet on the nape, isolating the streaked cap. Short crest, frequently raised.

[edit] Distribution

Africa: Senegambia to southern Sudan and northern Uganda.

[edit] Taxonomy

Galerida modesta has four subspecies:[1]

  • G. m. nigrita
  • G. m. modesta
  • G. m. struempelli
  • G. m. bucolica

[edit] Habitat

Dry grassland, open savanna and cultivated lands.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist.
  2. Sinclair, I and P Ryan. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691118154

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