Lesser Shorttoed Lark

1 his small and inconspicuous lark inhabits arid areas with sparse vegetation. It feeds on seeds and insects. Males perform a spiraling songflight.

• NEST A deep, cup-shaped nest in a hollow, sheltered by a stone or a tuft of grass.

• DISTRIBUTIONS. Spain, N. Africa, Middle F.ast, C. Asia, E. Asia. Northeastern populations migrate south.

streaked plumage

Family ALAUDIDAF.

Species Calenda cristata

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