Eurasian Skylark

Alauda arvensis - Alouette des champs

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Alaudidés

  • Genus
    :

    Alauda

  • Species
    :

    arvensis

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 19 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 35 cm.
  • Weight
    : 45 à 50 g
Longevity

12 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis) is a species of bird in the Alaudidae family.

Subspecific information 11 Subspecies

  • Alauda arvensis arvensis (n, w and c Europe)
  • Alauda arvensis sierrae (Portugal, c and s Spain)
  • Alauda arvensis harterti (nw Africa)
  • Alauda arvensis cantarella (s Europe from ne Spain to Turkey and the Caucasus)
  • Alauda arvensis armenica (se Turkey to Iran)
  • Alauda arvensis dulcivox (se European Russia and w Siberia to nw China and sw Mongolia)
  • Alauda arvensis kiborti (s Siberia, n and e Mongolia and ne China)
  • Alauda arvensis intermedia (nc Siberia to ne China and Korea)
  • Alauda arvensis pekinensis (ne Siberia, Kamchatka Pen. and Kuril Is.)
  • Alauda arvensis lonnbergi (n Sakhalin I.)
  • Alauda arvensis japonica (s Sakhalin I., s Kuril Is., Japan and Ryukyu Is.)

Foreign names

  • Alouette des champs,
  • Alondra Común,
  • Laverca,
  • Feldlerche,
  • Mezei pacsirta,
  • Veldleeuwerik,
  • Allodola eurasiatica,
  • Sånglärka,
  • Sanglerke,
  • škovránok poľný,
  • skřivan polní,
  • Sanglærke,
  • kiuru,
  • alosa comuna,
  • Sönglævirki,
  • skowronek (zwyczajny),
  • lauku cīrulis,
  • poljski škrjanec,
  • Полевой жаворонок,
  • ヒバリ,
  • 云雀,
  • 雲雀,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Shrubland : Temperate, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses), Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Sand Dunes ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland

Geographic range

Sources of information

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