Bimaculated Lark

Melanocorypha bimaculata

(M. b. bimaculata)

Armenian Name: Երկբծավոր արտույտ
Bimaculated Lark

See Plate 39 for Bimaculated Lark and other similar species

Resident Status: Breeding bird
Abundance: Uncommon
Length:16-17 cm, Wing Span:33-41 cm
Distribution Map: Map 204.
Description: Brown lark with large bill and bold head pattern; tail has white spots at tips except on central pair.
Adult: Streaked above; black breast patches.
Juvenile: Broad off-white feather tips on upperparts.
Similar Species: Differs from Calandra Lark by slightly smaller size, and in flight, shows white spots on tail tip and brown underwings lacking white trailing edge.
Behavior: Male flies in circles during spring courtship display.
Habitat: Semidesert, steppe.
Food: Invertebrates, seeds.
Nest: Cup of grass in ground scrape.
Eggs: 24 mm, 3-5, white, brown spots.