Thick-billed Lark (Male spring, TUNISIA)
Scientific Name 
Rhamphocoris clotbey
Arabic Name 
القبرة عريضة المنقار
Kuwaiti name 
17.0 cm
Least Concern


Vagrant but has bred in Kuwait. Nearly all observations recorded in winter and early spring. This species may frequent areas that are off-limits near Kuwait’s borders, such as Wadi Al-Batin. Surprsingly few records confirmed in recent years.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 6 records for Kuwait with the last record from Al-Salmi in the west in March 2005.
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with a stable population. It is found in Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Yemen and its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and hot deserts.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation