Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Larks :: Greater Short-toed Lark

Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla

Described by: Leisler (1814)
Alternate common name(s): Short-toed Lark, European Short-toed Lark
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Italy - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Lesvos Island, Greece - May, 2003 © Ben van den Broek  Ile dOuessant, Finistère, Bretagne, France - Apr 16, 2003 © Aurélien Audevard 
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S. Europe and n. Africa e. to c. China;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Sc. Turkey.
(2) Tibet, c. and e. Mongolia and w. China (Inner Mongolia).
Winters in n. India, and Burma.
(3) Ukraine, n. Caucasus region, Afghanistan, and Iran to sc. Siberia, w. Mongolia, and the Tien Shan.
Winters from Arabia to s. Asia (n. India).
(4) C. Asia to sw. Siberia, Mongolia and ne. China (Manchuria).
(5) C. and e. Turkey, Transcaucasia, ne. Iraq, sw. and n. Iran.
Winters in sw. Asia.
(6) S. Europe to Russia, and in the Mediterranean region (Cyprus) to n. Africa to w. Near East.
Winters in n. Africa s. to Mauritania and Somalia.
(7) Hungary, s. Slovakia, n. Serbia, and w. Romania.
(8) S. Morocco, s. Algeria and s. Tunisia.
(9) W. Syria, Lebanon, Israel s. to ne. Egypt (ne. Sinai), and Red Sea region w. in n. Arabia to w. Iraq.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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