Oriental Skylark

Alauda gulgula - Alouette gulgule

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Alaudidés

  • Genus
    :

    Alauda

  • Species
    :

    gulgula

Descriptor

Franklin, 1831

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 18 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 24 à 30 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula) is a species of bird in the Alaudidae family.

Subspecific information 13 Subspecies

  • Alauda gulgula gulgula (nc India to Sri Lanka and e to n Indochina)
  • Alauda gulgula lhamarum (Pamir Mts. and w Himalayas)
  • Alauda gulgula inopinata (Tibetan Plateau and nw China)
  • Alauda gulgula vernayi (e Himalayas and sw China)
  • Alauda gulgula inconspicua (s Kazakhstan to e Iran, Pakistan and nw India)
  • Alauda gulgula dharmakumarsinhjii (wc India)
  • Alauda gulgula australis (sw India)
  • Alauda gulgula weigoldi (c and e China)
  • Alauda gulgula coelivox (s and se China, n Vietnam)
  • Alauda gulgula sala (Hainan I.. off se China.)
  • Alauda gulgula herberti (c and se Thailand to s Vietnam)
  • Alauda gulgula wattersi (Taiwan)
  • Alauda gulgula wolfei (Luzon. n Philippines.)

Foreign names

  • Alouette gulgule,
  • Alondra Oriental,
  • Laverca-oriental,
  • Kleine Feldlerche,
  • keleti pacsirta,
  • Kleine Veldleeuwerik,
  • Allodola orientale,
  • Mindre sånglärka,
  • Orientlerke,
  • škovránok krátkochvostý,
  • skřivan východní,
  • Lille Sanglærke,
  • aasiankiuru,
  • alosa oriental,
  • Steflævirki,
  • skowronek orientalny,
  • austrumu cīrulis,
  • orientalski škrjanec,
  • Индийский жаворонок,
  • タイワンヒバリ,
  • 小云雀,
  • นกจาบฝนเสียงสวรรค์,
  • 小雲雀,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Marine Intertidal : Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land

Geographic range

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