Species Details


Ashy‑crowned Sparrow-lark Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Eremopterix griseus
Family : Alaudidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages, Grasslands
Description : Ashy‑crowned Sparrow-lark is a small terrestrial brown bird with a grey crown.The male and the female looks different.The male is sandy brown above with dark centered wing feathers along with a grey crown and nape.On the contrary the female looks entirely sandy-brown above and below with some fine streaking above.It has reddish-brown or yellowish-brown irises,pale horn-grey bill and brownish-flesh legs and feet.The juvenile resembles the female.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;photo credit: dhanapal (www.inaturalist.org/people/ dhanapal ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Peter Boesman(www.xeno-canto.org/Peter Boesman), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.