Lechwe Running Through Floodplain
Lechwe Running Through Floodplain
Self Drive in Kgalagadi Bush
Self Drive in Kgalagadi Bush
Island in the Delta
Island in the Delta

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.