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Birds

Rufous-tailed
Lark

Least Concern

Stable

Rufous-tailed Lark

Ammomanes phoenicura

The Rufous-tailed Lark is a ground bird found in the drier open stony habitats of India and parts of Pakistan. Like other species in the genus it has a large finch-like bill with a slightly curved edge to the upper mandible. The dull brown colour matches with soil as it forages for grass seeds, grain and insects. Males and females are indistinguishable in the field but during the breeding season, the male has a courtship display that involves flying up steeply and then nose-diving and pulling up in a series of stepped wavy dips accompanied by calling. They forage on the ground in pairs or small groups.

Rufous-tailed Finch-Lark

Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    ખેતરિયો
  • Kannada:
    ಕೆಂಗಂದುಬಾಲದ ನೆಲಗುಬ್ಬಿ
  • Malayalam:
    ചെമ്പുവാലൻ വാനമ്പാടി
  • Marathi:
    मुरारी, लाल चंडोल, तांबूस शेपटीचा चंडोल
  • Nepali:
    अग्नि भारद्वाज
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Taxanomy

PASSERIFORMES
ALAUDIDAE
Ammomanes phoenicura

Rufous-tailed Lark

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