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Sykes’s Lark

Aug 09 2012

Sykes’s Lark (Galerida deva) Found in dry open country, this bird is identified from other crested larks by small size, prominent crest, pale rufous underparts, stout bill and less extensive streaking on the breast. It is found in Central and South India. I’ve observed adults feeding a fledgling very close to Bangalore, indicating that the bird breeds as far south as Bangalore (if not further South). This bird was photographed near Greater Rann of Kutch on December 31, 2011.

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Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark – Female feeding juvenile

Aug 06 2012

Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark (Eremopterix nigriceps) Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark is a rare resident of North Western India, found in dry habitats in Rajasthan and Gujarat. The male is distinguished from its more widespread cousin, the Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark by the black crown. The females can’t be told apart easily in the field. This bird was photographed at Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan on April 05, 2011.

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Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark – Male

Aug 06 2012

Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark (Eremopterix nigriceps) Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark is a rare resident of North Western India, found in dry habitats in Rajasthan and Gujarat. The male is distinguished from its more widespread cousin, the Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark by the black crown. The females can’t be told apart easily in the field. This bird was photographed at Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan on April 05, 2011.

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Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark – Male

Aug 06 2012

Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark (Eremopterix nigriceps) Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark is a rare resident of North Western India, found in dry habitats in Rajasthan and Gujarat. The male is distinguished from its more widespread cousin, the Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark by the black crown. The females can’t be told apart easily in the field. This bird was photographed at Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan on April 05, 2011.

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Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark – Male

Aug 06 2012

Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark (Eremopterix nigriceps) Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark is a rare resident of North Western India, found in dry habitats in Rajasthan and Gujarat. The male is distinguished from its more widespread cousin, the Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark by the black crown. The females can’t be told apart easily in the field. This bird was photographed at Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan on April 05, 2011.

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Singing Bushlark

Aug 05 2012

Singing Bushlark (Mirafra cantillans) Singing Bushlarks are rarely encountered birds of open country in India. They are differentiated in the field from other Bushlarks by their weaker beak, no (or very thin) streaking on the breast and white outer-tail feather (typically visible in flight). This bird was photographed in Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan on July 19, 2011.

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Singing Bushlark

Aug 05 2012

Singing Bushlark (Mirafra cantillans) Singing Bushlarks are rarely encountered birds of open country in India. They are differentiated in the field from other Bushlarks by their weaker beak, no (or very thin) streaking on the breast and white outer-tail feather (typically visible in flight). This bird was photographed in Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan on July 19, 2011.

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