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Sabota lark

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Of the 8 subspecies of Sabota lark (Calendulauda sabota) recorded in southern Africa, 4 can be seen in Namibia. This allows for a wide habitat range, which includes Acacia and mopane savannah and open woodland. There are occasions when rocky and clay areas, as well as sandy soils attracts the Sabota lark.

Distribution: Throughout Namibia less for the southern Namib Desert.

Diet: Eats insects such as grasshoppers, weevils, termites, beetles and ants. Also takes seeds of grasses and sedges as well as some green vegetation.

Description: Bold head markings, including an prominent blackish eye stripe and streaks on the side of the crown. Produces a selection of melodious notes, canary-like trills and whistles, often when elevated from a tree top or a telephone pole.

Breeding: A cup-shaped nest is built of dry grass and lined with rootlets and finer grass. From 2 to 4 eggs are laid between December and May.

Size:15cm. Weight: 25g.


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