Recently it has been discovered that Black Larks, living on the Eurasian steppes in Kazakhstan, transport dung to their nests to build large 'pavements' . Weird and almost dirty behaviour, but what is the use of it? This spring a team of researchers from the Universities of Wageningen and Münster and the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Kazakhstan (ACBK) will try to answer this question, doing fieldwork in the Korgalzhyn area in Kazakhstan. On this blog we will post on our findings and adventures.


Several organisations fund this project, for which we are very grateful!

British Ornithologists' Union (BOU)
Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft (DO-G)
Ornithological Society of the Middle East and Central Asia (OSME)
Förderkreis Allgemeine Naturkunde Biologie e.V. (FAN-B)

The Black Lark project is a collaboration of several universities and organisations, including the Universities of Münster (Germany) and Wageningen (The Netherlands), and ACBK in Kazakhstan.

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