Dupont’s Lark

Ebro depression / Signature birds

The Dupont’s lark is a rare and very specialised bird. Its global distribution is limited to the north of Africa and Spain. It has a discreet appearance, with ochre and brown shades which help it to blend into the background, making it very difficult to spot. The long, thin and curved beak is the best identifying feature to differentiate it from other larks.

In Aragón it inhabits the few remaining areas of the Ebro Valley that haven’t been used for intensive agriculture, with an estimated population of not more than 1,000 individuals. Catalogued as “Sensitive to habitat change”