Sykes's lark

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Sykes's lark
Galerida deva.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Galerida
Species: G. deva
Binomial name
Galerida deva
(Sykes, 1832)
  • Alauda Deva

Sykes's lark (Galerida deva) is a species of lark found in the dry open country of India. Its distribution is mainly restricted to central India, although stray records have been found elsewhere on the sub-continent. It is identified by its prominent crest and its overall rufous colouration. It has streaks on its breast which are less prominent than those found in the Oriental skylark.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Originally, Sykes's lark was classified as belonging to the genus Alauda. Alternate names for Sykes's skylark include Deccan crested lark, Deccan lark, Sykes's crested-lark, tawny crested lark and tawny lark.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Galerida deva". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Galerida deva - Avibase". Retrieved 2016-12-10. 


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