Calandra Lark

It is mainly resident in the west of its range, but Russian populations of this passerine bird are more migratory, moving further south in winter, as far as the Arabian peninsula and Egypt. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

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The Calandra Lark is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The 12th CALANDRA LARK for Lesvos was found by Terry Robinson near Polichnitos Saltpans in the evening but there was no sign the following morning. Photo © Terry Robinson. Achladeri - Kruper's Nuthatch 2. Kalloni Saltpans (floods) - Little Crake 2. More

The Calandra Lark, Melanocorypha calandra, breeds in warm temperate countries around the Mediterranean and eastwards through Turkey into northern Iran and southern Russia. It is replaced further east by its relative, the Bimaculated Lark. It is mainly resident in the west of its range, but Russian populations of this passerine bird are more migratory, moving further south in winter, as far as the Arabian peninsula and Egypt. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe. More

and Calandra Lark in southern Europe. With these song flights, males defend their breeding territories and attract mates. Most species build nests on the ground, usually cups of dead grass, but in some species more complicated and partly domed. A few desert species nest very low in bushes, perhaps so circulating air can cool the nest. Larks' eggs are usually speckled, and clutch sizes range from 2 (especially in species of the driest deserts) to 6 (in species of temperate regions). More

The second record for Kuwait of a Calandra Lark was found and photographed by Rashed al-Hajji today. November 15th, 2007 by Abdulrahman Al-Sirhan 15/11/2007 at JEO 1 Calandra Lark found and photographed by Rashed Al-Hajji. This is the second record for Kuwait since the first record on 6/11/1998 by J. Gaskell. More

to human ears that the Calandra Lark was formerly a popular cagebird in its range (Kikkawa 2003). It is mentioned in, for instance, the Tuscan proverb "Canta come una calandra", he or she sings like a lark (Giusti 1853), and the Spanish ballad "Romance del prisionero", where its song is the only way the prisoner knows when day breaks (Applebaum 2004). References - * Applebaum, Stanley (editor and translator) (2004). More

The Calandra Lark, Melanocorypha calandra, breeds in warm temperate countries around the Mediterranean and eastwards through Turkey into northern Iran and southern Russia. Rhynchophorus ferrugineus The red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, is a species of beetle. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Calandra Lark is classed as Mega: species which have not yet occurred in the British Isles or are exceedingly rare, or are otherwise highly desirable. More

The Calandra Lark lives in the steppe and desert areas of Western Kazakhstan and also foothills and adjacent plains on the eastern and southern parts of the Republic. The detailed distribution in Kazakhstan please see in the chapter "Races". More

Asia to China, but the Calandra Lark also has an extensive European distribution around the Mediterranean These larks are mostly partially migratory, moving relatively short distances from the coldest parts of their ranges. Several species are very rare vagrants to western Europe. These are birds of open cultivation, steppe or semi-desert. They nest on the ground and the young are precocial. The food is seeds supplemented with insects especially in the breeding season. They are gregarious outside the breeding season. More

The Calandra Lark is one of the most abundant species in this area. This bird is large and stocky with about 18 to 20 cm length. The black collar may be more or less visible, and sometimes we only see two black patches on the neck sides. The bill is strong. This bird is sedentary in its range in Spain, and it nests on the ground, among the tall grasses. I don't know if these displays were courtship or defensive behaviours. More

Calandra Lark, , Isle of May 13/5/06 © Ross Newham Calandra Lark - Calandra Lark, , Isle of May 13/5/06 © Ross Newham Calandra Lark - Calandra Lark, Fife, Isle of May 13/05/06 © Mark Wilkinson Calandra Lark - Calandra Lark, Fife, Isle of May 14.05. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Alaudidae
Genus : Melanocorypha
Species : calandra
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)
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