20 March, 2013

Crested Lark

Scientific Name: Galerida cristata

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Non-migratory bird that breeds in open areas across most of temperate Eurasia from Portugal to northeast China and eastern India, and in Africa south to Niger.

Field Notes: Smallish lark, slightly larger and plumper than Skylark. It has a long spiky erectile crest. It is greyer than Skylark, and lacks the white wing and tail edges of that species.

Personal Notes: Seen at Donana National Park, Spain

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