eastern clapper lark
Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Eastern clapper larks (Mirafra fasciolata) mainly inhabit grassland, the scattered bushes of the Kalahari Desert and tall grassland around semi-arid plains and pans of the northern regions of the country.Distribution: Common in Etosha National Park, with many scattered populations found around the country less for the Namib Desert.
Diet: Eats insects such as termites, grasshoppers, ants and weevils. Also takes seeds of forbs and bushman grasses.
Description: A medium-sized lark the a short, sturdy bill. Plumages vary across their distribution range, but the upper parts are rufous-tawny.
Breeding: Whistling and wing clapping are part of the breeding displays. In Namibia, 2 to 3 eggs are laid in a cup-shaped nest made from grass and lined with rootlets.
Size: 14cm. Weight: 30g.
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