White-winged Lark

This lark is large and robust, usually 17-19 cm in length, with a wingspan of 35 cm. Both sexes weigh about 44 g. In flight, it is unmistakable due to its striking wing pattern: black outer flight feathers, white inner flight feathers, and the rest of the wing chestnut. Its body is dark-streaked grey above and whitish below. The adult male has a chestnut crown, but the sexes are otherwise similar.

The White-winged 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 White-winged Lark (Melanocorypha leucoptera) is a species of lark found in central Asia, from the Caucasus east across temperate southern Asia and Kazakhstan. It is partially migratory, with birds tending to move south in winter. The southernmost birds are mainly resident. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe. Contents - * 1 Description * 2 Behaviour * 2. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, White-winged 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

White-winged Lark, Kazakhstan, Korgalzhin area May 2007 © Paul Donald White-winged Lark - Showing Records 1 through 2 of 2 Total Records More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Alaudidae
Genus : Melanocorypha
Species : leucoptera
Authority : (Pallas, 1811)