I stopped; the dogs stopped; I zoomed in and snapped.
This is a fairly large, stocky lark with a short but distinctive erectile rufous crest. It also has a rufous wing panel that is more visible in flight than on the ground. The Rufous-naped Lark characteristically sings from the top of a fence, termite mound or shrub.
It's a fairly common resident; sedentary and usually solitary or in pairs. Its food is insects and grass seeds.
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