Size of Shylark (L 18 cm), sandy-coloured and with long and slightly curved bill. The Dupont's Lark occupies flat areas, sparsely covered with scrubs and avoids large cultivated regions. The species feeds principally on insects. Resident.
Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
The EU breeding population is about 14,000 pairs. The species is threatened through degradation of its natural habitat (the expansion of dry cultivation and afforestation) and fragmentation of its range. Additionally, illegal hunting and predation can occasionally have a negative effects on populations.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
Population : 13,000 / 15,000 pairs
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