Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark

This lark is a bird of open dry habitats. It nests on the ground and lays one egg. The food is insects and seeds.

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The Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Chestnut-backed Sparrow-lark, Eremopterix leucotis, is a passerine bird which is a resident breeder in Africa south of the Sahara Desert. This lark is a bird of open dry habitats. It nests on the ground and lays one egg. The food is insects and seeds. This is a small lark at 11 cm. The male is striking, with solid black underparts and head apart from brilliant white patches on the nape and behind the eyes. More

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Chestnut-backed Sparrow-lark Eremopterix leucotis IUCN Red List history Year Category 2009 Least Concern 2008 Least Concern 2004 Least Concern 2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern 1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern 1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern Range Estimate More

Stamps showing Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucotis Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucotis Distribution map for Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark, range 179.018 Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark IOC v2.4: 6821 Links will open countrypage in new window - Eritrea 16.03. More

Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark Emeropterix leucotis Male Female Pair . More

Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucotis = South Africa - Feb, 2005 More

Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucotis = Described by: Stanley (1814) Alternate common name(s): Chestnut-backed Sparrow-lark, Chestnut-backed Finch-lark, White-cheeked Sparrow-lark Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs The Gambia - Dec, 2002 More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Alaudidae
Genus : Eremopterix
Species : leucotis
Authority : (Stanley, 1814)