Vertebrate prey of a Fawn-coloured Lark Calendulauda africanoides

  • Leejiah J Dorward

Abstract

The larks (Alaudidae) are a predominantly Old World family of passerines that inhabit open ground, often in arid or semi-arid regions. There is a lack of basic natural history knowledge for a number of lark species and the diet of the majority of species is simply described as insectivorous, granivorous or mixed. Detailed knowledge of their diet is only known for a handful of species (de Juana et al. 2004). Despite a wide range of invertebrate prey species being recorded in lark diets, feeding on vertebrates is rare. I present the first observation of a Fawn-coloured Lark Calendulauda africanoides predating a vertebrate; constituting the third lark species to prey on vertebrates.
Published
2016-06-27
How to Cite
DORWARD, Leejiah J. Vertebrate prey of a Fawn-coloured Lark Calendulauda africanoides. Biodiversity Observations, [S.l.], p. 1 - 4, june 2016. ISSN 2219-0341. Available at: <https://journals.uct.ac.za/index.php/BO/article/view/324>. Date accessed: 21 apr. 2018.
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