Pink Billed Lark

Scientific Name:
Spizocorys conirostris
Sub-Saharan Africa
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About the Pink Billed Lark

The Pink-billed Lark (Spizocorys conirostris) is a species of lark found in southern Africa.


Pink-billed Larks are typically found in open grasslands, savannas, and semi-arid scrublands. They inhabit areas with short grass or sparse vegetation, including dry plains, sandy soils, and rocky outcrops. These larks are well adapted to arid environments and can also be found in agricultural areas, fallow fields, and disturbed habitats. They are often seen foraging for food on the ground or perched on low vegetation.


Pink-billed Larks are small to medium-sized birds, measuring approximately 14 to 16 centimeters (5.5 to 6.3 inches) in length. They have a compact body, a short tail, and a relatively large head. Their plumage is predominantly brown or grayish-brown, with streaked or mottled patterns on the upperparts and paler underparts. They have a distinctive pinkish bill, which gives them their name. Best Viewing The best places to view Pink-billed Larks are in open grasslands and savannas within their range. Look for them in areas with short grass or sparse vegetation, where they are commonly found foraging for food on the ground. These larks are often seen running or hopping along the ground in search of insects, seeds, and other food items.