Saturday, April 23, 2016

Crested Lark at Lothal

During the tour of Gujarat state when going around archaeological remains of Lothal we came across many birds. One such bird is Crested Lark.



Is is a small bird measuring around 190 mm but larger than other birds of the same species. They are distinguished from other birds of the species by quite large crest on the head. The crest is brownish, grayish or grey buffy-tinged; with brownish streaks broader and darker on the crest. The upper tail is without streaks, often with fine buffy tinge. 



The breast is off-white with large brown streaks. The belly and under tail are white. The flanks are pale streaked. The upper wing coverts are brownish with broad pale edges. 




It primarily feeds on grains and seeds, such as oats, wheat and barley. They also feed on beetles.

19 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Love his crest. Have a lovely weekend.

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful :) Great captured

Tom said...

such a tiny little critter

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Very unique submission to the meme - Hooray!
Nice photos too.
Have a Happy Day, Rajesh!!
Peace :)

Phil Slade said...

Good pictures Rajesh. As you show us, the Crested Lark is a widespread species, not in the UK but close to in Europe.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Beautiful capture. and good details about the bird.

Jeevan said...

Nice capture on the unique crested bird! Thanks for the info about the bird

Al said...

What a pretty little bird - it looks very attentive in those photos.

NatureFootstep said...

a very sweet bird :)

sandyland said...

I like this guy

joshidaniel.com said...

cool to see the cutie :)

Klara said...

cute little fellow.

villa said...

Preciosas fotografías de un bonito lugar.

Un saludo desde Salamanca.

Wandering Wren said...

I posted a crested bird too this week, they are such characters as your photos show.
Wren

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very distinctive for a small brown bird with that important looking crest! Small birds are sometimes so hard to identify -- this one would be easier and I would like that!!

Christian Weiß said...

A beautiful bird.

Chris Rohrer said...

The crest of this lark is awesome:)Cool bird!

Neil said...

Nice looking Bird.

Christian Perrin said...

Ah I love this little guy! I do believe I saw plenty of his kind when walking the camino de santiago through Spain in 2009. They are quite spirited little birds! Thanks for sharing.