Crested Lark

Galerida cristata - Cochevis huppé

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Alaudidés

  • Genus
    :

    Galerida

  • Species
    :

    cristata

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 19 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 29 à 34 cm.
  • Weight
    : 35 à 45 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) is a species of bird in the Alaudidae family.

Subspecific information 33 Subspecies

  • Galerida cristata pallida (Iberian Pen.)
  • Galerida cristata cristata (s Scandinavia and France e to Ukraine and Hungary)
  • Galerida cristata neumanni (wc Italy)
  • Galerida cristata apuliae (s Italy and Sicily)
  • Galerida cristata meridionalis (e Croatia to c Greece and w Turkey)
  • Galerida cristata cypriaca (Rhodes, Karpathos and Cyprus)
  • Galerida cristata tenuirostris (e Hungary and Romania to s Russia and Kazakhstan)
  • Galerida cristata caucasica (e Aegean islands, n Turkey and s Caucasus)
  • Galerida cristata kleinschmidti (nw Morocco)
  • Galerida cristata riggenbachi (w Morocco)
  • Galerida cristata carthaginis (ne Morocco to n Tunisia)
  • Galerida cristata arenicola (ne Algeria, s Tunisia and nw Libya)
  • Galerida cristata festae (coastal ne Libya)
  • Galerida cristata brachyura (inland ne Libya to s Iraq and n Arabia)
  • Galerida cristata helenae (se Algeria and sw Libya)
  • Galerida cristata jordansi (Air Mts.. n Niger.)
  • Galerida cristata nigricans (Nile Delta. n Egypt.)
  • Galerida cristata maculata (c Egypt)
  • Galerida cristata halfae (s Egypt and n Sudan)
  • Galerida cristata altirostris (e Sudan and Eritrea)
  • Galerida cristata somaliensis (s Ethiopia, n Somalia and n Kenya)
  • Galerida cristata balsaci (coastal Mauritania)
  • Galerida cristata senegallensis (Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia to Niger)
  • Galerida cristata alexanderi (n Nigeria to w Sudan and ne Central African Republic)
  • Galerida cristata isabellina (c Sudan)
  • Galerida cristata cinnamomina (w Lebanon and nw Israel)
  • Galerida cristata zion (s Turkey to ne Israel)
  • Galerida cristata subtaurica (c Turkey to sw Turkmenistan and n Iran)
  • Galerida cristata magna (c Iran and c Turmenistan to nw Pakistan, Kazakhstan, s Mongolia and nw China)
  • Galerida cristata leautungensis (ne and e China)
  • Galerida cristata coreensis (Korea)
  • Galerida cristata lynesi (n Pakistan)
  • Galerida cristata chendoola (c and e Pakistan through w and n India to s Nepal)

Foreign names

  • Cochevis huppé,
  • Cogujada Común,
  • Cotovia-de-poupa,
  • Haubenlerche,
  • Búbospacsirta,
  • Kuifleeuwerik,
  • Cappellaccia comune,
  • Tofslärka,
  • Topplerke,
  • pipíška chochlatá,
  • chocholouš obecný,
  • Toplærke,
  • töyhtökiuru,
  • cogullada vulgar,
  • Topplævirki,
  • dzierlatka (zwyczajna),
  • cekulcīrulis,
  • čopasti škrjanec,
  • Хохлатый жаворонок,
  • カンムリヒバリ,
  • 凤头百灵,
  • 鳳頭百靈,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Marine Intertidal : Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Urban Areas ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Salt Exploitation Sites, Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land

Geographic range

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