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Photo © by Arthur Grosset
Barra do Quara, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 27 August 2004
Coryphistera alaudina


16 cm. Will remind a European of a lark in shape. Streaked both above and below with a conspicuous blackish crest. There is a white crescent below the eye with a smaller crescent above and cinnamon-rufous ear-coverts.


Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, and just into southernmost Brazil next to Uruguay.


Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • C. a. campicola:
  • C. a. alaudina:


Lowland to 500 m asl. in scrub and dryish woodland (Chaco).


Terrestrial to a very large extent. Usually foraging near cover and usually occurring in groups.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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