Greater Short-toed Lark

Calandrella brachydactyla - Alouette calandrelle

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Alaudidés

  • Genus
    :

    Calandrella

  • Species
    :

    brachydactyla

Descriptor

Leisler, 1814

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 15 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 27 à 32 cm.
  • Weight
    : 18 à 25 g
Longevity

5 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla) is a species of bird in the Alaudidae family.

Subspecific information 8 Subspecies

  • Calandrella brachydactyla brachydactyla (s Europe and Mediterranean islands, nw Africa?)
  • Calandrella brachydactyla hungarica (Hungary and n Serbia)
  • Calandrella brachydactyla rubiginosa (n Africa)
  • Calandrella brachydactyla hermonensis (s Turkey and Syria to ne Egypt)
  • Calandrella brachydactyla woltersi (s Turkey and nw Syria)
  • Calandrella brachydactyla artemisiana (c Turkey and Transcaucasia to nw Iran)
  • Calandrella brachydactyla longipennis (Ukraine and s Russia to sc Siberia and s Mongolia)
  • Calandrella brachydactyla orientalis (c Siberia, n Mongolia and n China)

Foreign names

  • Alouette calandrelle,
  • Terrera Común,
  • Calhandrinha,
  • Kurzzehenlerche,
  • Szikipacsirta,
  • Kortteenleeuwerik,
  • Calandrella eurasiatica,
  • Korttålärka,
  • Dverglerke,
  • škovránka krátkoprstá,
  • skřivánek krátkoprstý,
  • Korttået Lærke,
  • lyhytvarvaskiuru,
  • terrerola comuna,
  • Sandlævirki,
  • skowrończyk krótkopalcowy,
  • īspirkstu cīrulis,
  • kratkoprsti škrjanček,
  • Малый жаворонок,
  • ヒメコウテンシ,
  • 大短趾百灵,
  • 大短趾沙百靈,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland

Geographic range

Illustration

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