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Crested Lark

(Galerida cristata)
German name(s): "Haubenlerche"
Size: 17-19 cm; wing span 29-38 cm
Weight: 40-50 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Crested Lark at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "meridionalis"

This race is also called the "Greecian Crested Lark".

ADULT

Lateral view of a Crested Lark (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Paralia, Greece, September 2017]

Crested Lark using a heap of straw as its elevated perch (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Paralia, Greece, September 2017]

Pair of Crested Larks on a beach (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Paralia, Greece, September 2017]

Race "caucasica"

This race is also called the "Caucasian Crested Lark". Although found just beyond the boundaries of Europe, we show it here for completeness.

ADULT

Near-lateral view of a Crested Lark (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)

Lateral view of a Crested Lark (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)

Race "brachyura"

Photos of Crested Larks, race "brachyura" are available from Arabia.

Food, Diet

This Crested Lark has found something to eat, which looks like some kind of seed (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Paralia, Greece, September 2017]

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