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Fawn-colored Lark

Calendulauda africanoides

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Identification

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A medium-sized rufous-brown lark with a white eyebrow. It has a plain face lacking moustachial streaks, diffuse streaking on the chest, and a white belly. A rich rufous wing panel can be seen in flight and on the ground. Pairs are resident in arid and moist savanna, preferring softer sandy soils where they walk and run, digging in soft sand for insects and seeds. In spring and summer, the male sits up on a prominent perch singing a distinctive canary-like song that starts with “chip” notes and is followed by a jumbled warble of buzzy but melodious notes. The song may include imitations of other bird species. The Sabota Lark is similar to Fawn-colored Lark but it has a bolder face pattern and lacks rufous in the wing panel.

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