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Crested Lark Galerida cristata chendoola   - Adult
Crested Lark
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 20 April 2015
English synonyms:Common Crested-Lark
Bird Family :Alaudidae - Larks
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :It was a very hot day. Even at evening it feel very hot. In that harsh light this Crested Lark was moving around our vehicle. On close observation we found that it had made its nest on the ground. The nest had chicks. Number is not known, as we saw the nest and kept the vehicle at a safe distance so Crested lark came and fed its chicks. After around 5 minutes it came and fed its chicks. Even for it, it took time to find the nest. Even though we were observing the nest continuously, if we turn our eye from it, we lost the nest from sight after once it fed the chicks and left. But surprising is that both the nest of Crested Lark and Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse are on or near road. Maybe after the month of March very few visitors are visiting the Rann. That may be one reason. - PM