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Photo by Seyed Babak Mus
Shahre-Babak, Iran, March 2005
Alaemon alaudipes


19–23 cm


Africa, Middle East and Asia:
Northern Africa: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt Western Africa: Mauritania, Senegambia, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Chad
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia
African Islands: Cape Verde
Middle East : Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran
Asia: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India


Photo by AJDH
Dammam, Saudi Arabia, July 2007


There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • A. a. boavistae:
  • A. a. alaudipes:
  • A. a. desertorum:
  • A. a. doriae:


Open rocky and sandy habitats, desert and semi-desert; near fresh and brackish water. Salt flats.


Photo by Jugal Tiwari
Great Rann of Kutch, India, November 2008


Their main diet consists of invertebrates and seeds. Some green plants are also eaten.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2014)

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