Saturday, 15 May 2010

Crested Lark, Asprokremnos wadi area, Cyprus

May 10, 2010:
The old river bed from the dam southwards to the sea comprises a very dry, wadi-like area with burnt stony grassland and scattered scrub. Crested Larks are frequent here. There must be many nests in these open areas although the birds are surprisingly well-camouflaged amongst the parched grasses.

One parent bird was particularly active collecting insects whilst another emitted warning notes to its young. After a few short minutes, it was thought prudent to retire.

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