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Greater Hoopoe Lark Alaemon alaudipes doriae  
Greater Hoopoe Lark
Photographer : © Jugal Tiwari
Location :Banni, near Dhordo, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 26 March 2016
English synonyms:Hoopoe Lark, Hoopoe-Lark, Greater Hoopoe-Lark, Bifasciated Lark, Large Desert Lark
Bird Family :Alaudidae - Larks
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Two pairs were seen displaying in the salt-encrusted area of Great Rann-Banni ecotonal habitat, one pair was having 2 chicks (about 10 days old) they were hiding under a big boulder's shade in the Rann. The temperature was 39 degree celsius. - JT