Acacia Tree at Mombo Camp
Acacia Tree at Mombo Camp
Site of David Livingstones Final Mission
Site of David Livingstones Final Mission
Zebras at Kings Pool
Zebras at Kings Pool
Zebra Trio
Zebra Trio
Crossing From Namibia to Botswana
Crossing From Namibia to Botswana

Shortclawed Lark

Shortclawed Lark

Description

This species is almost endemic to Botswana as 95% of the species occur here. The long, broad, creamy eyebrow is conspicuous. It has buff-fringed feathers on its back with broad blackish centres. The call is distinctive.

Voice

The call is a loud descending peeeeuuuu and also other short phrases.

Behaviour and habitat

The bird favours sparsely vegetated semi-arid acacia savanna. It is normally seen sitting on top of a small bush or shrub, making its distinctive call. Food consists of insects, mainly termites and ants. The bird is monogamous and its cup nest is placed at the base of a small bush.