Desert Lark (Saudi Arabia)
Desert Lark (Saudi Arabia)
Scientific Name 
Ammomanes deserti
Arabic Name 
القبرة الصحراوية
Kuwaiti name 
15.0 cm
Least Concern


Uncommon resident; has bred in Kuwait. Although typical of the flat desert, this species seems to have a sporadic presence in Kuwait, perhaps its population density is very low. Generally, larks of the desert disperse widely and may not easily be seen or heard.
Where in Kuwait 
A species of stony desert recorded primarily in the west of Kuwait near Salmi and Wadi al Batin. It spends most of its life on dry, rocky slopes, avoiding sandy areas.
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with an increasing population and is found in arid desert environments across 37 different countries in south-west Asia, northern Africa and the Middle East. As its name suggests, an inhabitant of deserts around the world. Generally, the feathers on the desert lark’s back are sand-coloured, which contributes greatly towards camouflage in its sandy habitat.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation