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Hume's Short-toed Lark Calandrella acutirostris  
Hume's Short-toed Lark
Photographer : © Nikhil Devasar
Location :near the Magnetic Mountain, Leh, Ladakh, India
Date : early June 2005
English synonyms:Hume's Lark, Karakoram Short-toed Lark, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Short-toed Lark
Bird Family :Alaudidae - Larks
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Breeds in the Leh area.

"The Magnetic Mountain is at a strip of road 10 feet long. You park your car at this spot, put it in neutral, take your foot off the brake and defying all laws of gravity - the car starts rolling uphill......" - ND