crest; streaked breast; plain belly; buffy eye-ring (Spain; 2006-06-10)

Crested Lark
Galerida cristata

Native Range: Eurasia and Africa

Notes: a distinctive lark due to a pronounced crest that it almost always holds erect; no sexual dimorphism.

rather long and sharp bill (Spain; 2006-06-10)

short squared-off tail (Spain; 2006-06-10)

dorsal view; brown above; buffy outer tail feathers (Spain; 2006-06-10)

often perches on fencing or posts bordering fields (Spain; 2006-06-10)