|Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha
|Boumalne du Dades, Morocco
Temminck's Lark is distributed along the north of Africa from Western Sahara through Morocco to Egypt and into the Middle East. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in semi-desert but avoids soft sand. It is found at lower altitudes than Horned Lark E. alpestris.
Compared to that species, the facial colouring is always black and white and the black collar comes to a narrow rather than a broad point.
|Photos 1 and 2 show a male while the bird in photo 3 with less pronounced markings on the face is a female. Photo
4 probably shows an immature adult.
The generic name is derived from the Greek meaning desert lover and the English name comes from a Dutch ornithologist and collector, Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778-1858).
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