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Desert lark

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1. Field Lark - Alauda arvensis L.

IN. Bigger than a sparrow. OP. Keeps on the ground alone, in pairs and flocks. The flight is slow, fluttering. Most often sings in the air, fluttering wings and as if standing still. The wings are wide, long. The tail is relatively short. The upper side of the body is clayey-gray with dark large mottles. The underside is white, the clay breast with small longitudinal streaks. Light stripes on the edges of the tail. G. Pretty quiet chri-ik or chr-ik. Song - voiced, far-audible trills. From. It differs from the crested lark by the absence of a long crest on the head. B. Open spaces and crops. HP. Migrant. Mr. Nest on the ground. In clutch 4-5 eggs are grayish or reddish with dark spots.

Lifestyle.

Inhabits desert foothills and clay desert plains with sparse vegetation. The usual settled and wandering bird. Keeps in pairs and flocks on the ground. Nesting in the USSR has not been studied. Clutches, obviously, in April - June. Voice - melodious whistling and twittering. It differs from other larks in a plain pinkish color.

Crested Lark

2. Crested Lark - Galerida cristata L.

IN. A little larger than a sparrow. OP. The color is brownish-gray with longitudinal dark streaks, lighter underneath. The flight is slow, fluttering, wings are wide, long. Held in flocks, running on the ground. Sings sitting on the ground. A long crest on the head is clearly visible. G. Melodious "iri-tri-rie" and quiet "juy". The song consists of soft trills. From. It differs from other larks in long crest on its head. B. Open spaces, usually near human settlements. HP Sedentary bird. Mr. Nest on the ground. In clutch 3-5 eggs are whitish with dark spots.

Small lark

3. Small Lark - Calandrella cinerea GM.

IN. With a sparrow. OP. The upper body is clayey with dark streaks, the bottom is light, slightly buffy. There are dark spots on the sides of the neck. Light stripes on the sides of the tail. Keep on the ground in open areas in pairs or flocks. They sing, rising jerky up. G. Dry short trill. The song is a pretty loud "Vit-Ti-Vit-Ti-Vit-Ti-Ti-Ti-Ti-Ti". From. In the field, they are indistinguishable from each other. They differ from other larks in small sizes. B. Open spaces and crops. HP. Migratory birds. Mr. Nests on the ground. In the clutch, 4-5 eggs are whitish with dark specks.

Horned Lark

4. Horned Lark - Eremophila alpestris L.

IN. A little larger than a sparrow. OP. The color of the upper side of the body is pinkish-gray, the bottom is white. Black stripes across the head from above, through the eye to the ear and across the goiter. On the sides of the head sticking thin black feathers - "horns". Held in flocks, running on the ground. The flight is rather slow, during the flight the birds always have something in common. G. Quiet pleasant whistle "fi-fi-titi." The song is quiet, chirping, with individual whistles. From. It differs from other larks in the "horns" on the head. B. Open spaces of dry steppes, alpine and subalpine meadows, rocky and mountain tundra. HP A settled and wandering bird. Mr. Nest on the ground. In clutch 3-5 dirty white eggs with dark spots.

Salt Lark

5. Salt Lark - Calandrella leucophaea Sev.

IN. With a sparrow. OP. The general color of the upper body is light, ash-brown. The wings and tail are brown. The underside of the body, the eyebrow and stripes on the wings and on the sides of the tail are whitish, brown streaks on the chest. G. Usually sings in the air. A scream is a quiet twitter, a song is a collection of two-syllable short twitter. From. It differs from other larks in light ash color. B. Dry saline wormwood steppes with sparse vegetation. HP. Migrant. Mr. Nest on the ground, from the leaves of grass. In clutch 4-5 whitish eggs with brownish spots.

Desert or Reel Lark

6. Desert, or finch, lark - Ammomanes deserti Licht.

IN. A little larger than a sparrow. OP. Coloring is monophonic, light clay, without streaks. Keeps on the ground in pairs and flocks. G. Short twittering and whistling. From. It differs from other larks in a uniform color. B. Desert rocky slopes. HP Sedentary bird. Mr. Unknown

Gray Lark

7. Gray Lark - Calandrella rufescens Vieill.

IN. With a sparrow. OP. The upper body is clayey with dark streaks, the bottom is light, slightly buffy. There are dark spots on the sides of the neck. Light stripes on the sides of the tail. Keep on the ground in open areas in pairs or flocks. They sing, rising jerky up. G. Dry short trill. The song is a pretty loud "Vit-Ti-Vit-Ti-Vit-Ti-Ti-Ti-Ti-Ti". From. In the field, they are indistinguishable from each other. They differ from other larks in small sizes. B. Open spaces and crops. HP Migratory birds. Mr. Nests on the ground. In the clutch, 4-5 eggs are whitish with dark specks.

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