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Greater Hoopoe Lark

Alaemon alaudipes


Not found at Neolithic WF16

The Greater Hoopoe Lark occurs in desert or semi-desert habitats, often with open plains and rolling hills with sparse vegetation cover. Like the Bar-tailed Lark, it can be found in the more arid environment and sand dune areas of Wadi Fidan.

It mostly feeds on insects but can occasionally be seen hunting and eating small geckos and other lizards. Sometimes when hunting, it will dig up the sand and soil to a depth of around five centimetres.


Image credit: ‘Greater Hoopoe Lark’ by Fares Khoury from Jordan BirdWatch