Thekla Lark (Galerida theklae)

Less common than Crested Larks and easily mistaken for the latter, Thekla Larks are normally found in less "managed" habitats. Diagnostic features that distinguish them from Crested Larks are a straighter, shorter bill, a more proportioned crest with all feathers being of equal length and a hint of an eye stripe, particularly behind the eye itself. The rump is meant to be rufous-tinged and there is meant to be a lack of any rufous beneath the wing, both opposite to Crested Larks, but both of these two diagnostics I have never found to be useful in the field.


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