The genus Alaemon contains one Indian Lark of large size which is found in the desert tracts of Sind as a permanent resident.
In Alaemon the bill is very long and slender, and gently curved on its terminal half, and the nostrils are fully exposed to view.
The first of the ten primaries of the wing is small, but exceeds the primary-coverts. The toes and claws are very short, and the latter are very stout. The sexes are quite alike.
The Desert-Lark is said to run with great speed. The male at the breeding-season rises about fifty feet, and sings a short song of a few notes, after which he descends and perches on a bush, prior to reaching the ground.