Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)

Taken at Barbate, Spain, on November 6th 2016.
(1/160th sec at f14. © David Hastings)


L: 17 - 19 cm

A little larger than a Skylark, it is greyish-brown and has a long, pointed crest. It has a long, pointed bull which is slightly decurved. Thirty-three subspecies are recognised.

It is found widely in Europe but is a rare vagrant in the British Isles.

It breeds in fields, on open industrial sites, etc.

It regarded as being of Least Concern by the IUCN.


17-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain
15-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain
14-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain
12-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain
11-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain
06-Nov-2016 : La Janda, Spain (2)
06-Nov-2016 : Barbate, Spain (2)
05-Nov-2016 : Playa de Los Lances, Spain (3)