Thekla Lark

This is a common bird of dry open country, often at some altitude. It nests on the ground, laying two to six eggs. Its food is weed seeds and insects, the latter especially in the breeding season.

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

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The Thekla Lark, Galerida theklae, breeds in Iberia, northern Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal to Somalia. It is a sedentary species. This is a common bird of dry open country, often at some altitude. It nests on the ground, laying two to six eggs. Its food is weed seeds and insects, the latter especially in the breeding season. This is a smallish lark, slightly smaller than Skylark. It has a long spiky erectile crest. More

In the west of its range the Thekla Lark, Galerida theklae, is very similar, as is the Malabar Lark, Galerida malabarica, in western India. References - * BirdLife International (2004). Galerida cristata. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 12 May 2006. More

Thekla Larks and 259 of Lesser Short-toed Larks were studied. Between-year variations in breeding parameters were analysed with General Linear Models (GLM’s). To investigate the presence or absence of asynchronous hatching in relation to year, laying date and clutch size, bi and multinomial logistic regression models were fitted. More

Thekla Lark determination Similar species Alaudidae Bar-tailed Lark | Bimaculated Lark | Black Lark | Calandra Lark | Crested Lark | Duponts Lark | Lesser Short-Toed Lark | Shore Lark | Short-Toed Lark | Sky Lark | Temmincks Horned Lark | Thekla Lark | White-winged Lark | Wood Lark | Links to European databases More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Thekla 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

Both Thekla Lark and Crested Lark occur over much of the warmer parts of Spain, and frequently both species can be found in close company of each other. Surprisingly, relatively little has been said about the separation of this difficult species pair; in fact the possibility of misidentification of one species for the other has frequently been played down, simplified or largely ignored. More

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Thekla Lark is slightly smaller than Crested Lark (Galerida cristata), but both are very close and have cryptic plumage. Breast, chin, throat and neck sides are conspicuously streaked dark brown, and contrast strongly with the creamy-white underparts. The broad collar made with dark spots extends from neck to nape, and make easier to recognize the species. Upperparts are brown streaked darker brown. Thekla Lark has shorter and narrower wings. More

Thekla Lark, Portugal, near M�rtola 25th April 2006 © Dave Appleton More photos & details of trip here Thekla Lark - Thekla Lark, Ibiza, Port Des Torrant 20/10/07 © Nick Clayton Nick Clayton's Wildlife Photography Send this as a postcard Thekla Lark - Thekla Lark, Spain, Formentara 21st July 2002 © mark Trott Found back of Punta Rasa Hotel one of many good places on the island More

Thekla Lark - Definition = Thekla Lark Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Alaudidae Genus: Galerida Species: theklae Binomial name Galerida theklae More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Alaudidae
Genus : Galerida
Species : theklae
Authority : (Brehm, 1858)