Uncommon resident; breeds in Kuwait. An inconspicuous desert species that may even be more widespread, but is seldom observed. Sometimes recorded in small flocks; up to 15 seen in late March 2008.
Where in Kuwait
It is infrequently found in flat, arid areas with light vegetation such as grass and scattered bushes, most records are from SAANR and KISR protected areas. They could be overlooked due to their superficial similarity to Bar-tailed Larks, but it is is a stockier bird with a large head and broad wings
In the world
It has a very large range with a population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats. It is a desert bird which is found across parts of the Sahara and Arabia. In the Middle East, it breeds in Saudi Arabia and Oman. It has also bred occasionally in Jordan and Israel and may have bred in Yemen and the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt.
Habitat loss and degradation