Bird Families

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Lesser lark (Calandrella brachydactyla) lives up to its name. Small bird of light brown color. The beak is short, more like a beak finches birds. There are two dark brown spots on the sides of the neck. Wide light eyebrow. The back claw is small. Light feathers along the edges of the tail. Often lifts the crest. Males almost do not differ from females in color. Migratory birds... Distributed in Central and Southern Eurasia, North Africa. They are also found in the southern parts of Europe.

Overwinter - tropical Africa, Mediterranean. There are also in Russia, in the steppe zone of the southern borders, from the Don to Transbaikalia.

The nest is built in a hole. Blades of grass, roots are used and lined with feather and down. The female lays three to five eggs. The female incubates the chicks for two weeks. Two more weeks later chicks fly out of the nest. There are usually two clutches per season. Chicks are fed insects. Birds tend to feed more seeds. Order: Passerines. Family: Larks. Genus: Lesser Larks. Click on the pictures (Open in full). Watch the video. Listen

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