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Black-crowned Sparrow-lark

(Eremopterix nigriceps)
Alternate name(s): "Black-crowned Finch-lark"
Size: 11.5-12.5 cm
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Black-crowned Sparrow-lark at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Near-frontal view of a male Black-crowned Sparrow-lark on the ground
[Sun Farms, Sohar, May 2010]

Lateral view of the same Black-crowned Sparrow-lark as above
[Sun Farms, Sohar, May 2010]

Slightly different posture, showing the entire colour pattern on the Black-crowned Sparrow-lark's head
[Sun Farms, Sohar, May 2010]

Male Black-crowned Sparrow-lark using a power line as its perch
[Sun Farms, Sohar, May 2010]

Male Black-crowned Sparrow-lark issuing its call during a display flight above its territory
[Ras Al-Hadd, May 2010]

Here seen dropping a 250-milligram acid bomb...
[Ras Al-Hadd, May 2010]


Female Black-crowned Sparrow-lark (upper right) and a juvenile male Black-crowned Sparrow-lark in the lower left corner
[Sun Farms, Sohar, May 2010]

Female Black-crowned Sparrow-lark seen from the back (left) and a juvenile bird (right) seen together on the ground
[Ras Al-Hadd, May 2010]


Closer look at a juvenile Black-crowned Sparrow-lark
[Sun Farms, Sohar, May 2010]

Food, Diet

Based on behaviour observed by us it is likely that Black-crowned Sparrow-larks are primarily seed-eaters.

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