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Alaudidae

Raso lark

Alauda razae Photo by Paul Donald (Surfbirds) Common name:Raso lark (en); calhandra-do-Raso (pt); alouette de Razo (fr); alondra de Raso (es); Rasolerche (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily AlaudidaeRange:This species is endemic to the Raso islet in the Cape Verde Archipelago, between the islands of Santa Luzia and São Nicolau.Size:These birds are 12-13 cm long and weigh 18-28 g.Habitat:The […]

Rudd’s lark

Heteromirafra ruddi Photo by Warwick Tarboton (Warwick Tarboton) Common name:Rudd’s lark (en); cotovia-de-Rudd (pt); alouette de Rudd (fr); alondra de Rudd (es); Transvaalspornlerche (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily AlaudidaeRange:This species is endemic to South Africa, being patchily distributed across south-eastern Mpumalanga, western KwaZulu-Natal, the north-eastern Free State and farther north in the Dullstroom-Machadodorp district.Size:These birds are 14-15 cm […]

Rufous-naped lark

Mirafra africana Photo by Tarique Sani (Flickr) Common name:rufous-naped lark (en); cotovia-de-nuca-vermelha (en); alouette à nuque rousse (fr); alondra nuquirrufa (es); rotnackenlerche (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily AlaudidaeRange:This African species is found in sub-Saharan Africa, from Niger and Nigeria to Ethiopia and south to Namibia, Botswana and eastern South Africa.Size:These birds are 15-18 cm long and weigh 40-55 […]

Spike-heeled lark

Chersomanes albofasciata Photo by Marco Valentini (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:spike-heeled lark (en); cotovia-esporada (pt); alouette éperonnée (fr); alondra espolada (es); zirplerche (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily AlaudidaeRange:This species is found in southern Africa, from south-western Angola, through Namibia and Botswana and into South Africa.Size:These birds are 14 cm long and weigh 25 g.Habitat:The spike-heeled lark is found […]

Thekla lark

Galerida theklae Photo by Marco Valentini (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:Thekla lark (en); cotovia-montesina (pt); cochevis de Thékla (fr); cogujada montesina (es); Theklalerche (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily AlaudidaeRange:This species is found is found in south-eastern France, Spain and Portugal, and from Western Sahara and Morocco to Libya and north-western Egypt. There is also a disjunct population in […]

Chestnut-backed sparrowlark

Eremopterix leucotis Photo by Guy Poisson (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:chestnut-backed sparrowlark (en); cotovia-pardal-de-dorso-castanho (pt); moinelette à oreillons blancs (fr); terrera orejiblanca (es); weißwangenlerche (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily Alaudidae Range:This species is found in sub-Saharan Africa, in the Sahel belt from Mauritania and Senegal to Sudan, through Kenya and Tanzania and into Angola, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique and […]

Greater hoopoe-lark

Alaemon alaudipes Photo by Ahmet Karatas (Flickr) Common name:greater hoopoe-lark (en); calhandra-íbis (pt); sirli du désert (fr); alondra ibis (es); wüstenläuferlerche (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily AlaudidaeRange:This species is found in northern Africa, from the Cape Verde islands and northern Senegal, north to Morocco and east to Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt, and through the Middle East into Afghanistan […]

Oriental skylark

Alauda gulgula Photo by Rajiv Lather (Birding in India and South Asia) Common name:oriental skylark (en), laverca-oriental (pt); alouette gulgule (fr); alondra oriental (es); orientfeldlerche (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily AlaudidaeRange:This species is found in southern Asia, from northern Iran and souther Kazakhstan to eastern China and south to India, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.Size:These birds are 15-16,5 […]

Horned lark

Eremophila alpestris Photo by R. Gilbert (Costal Sand Ecosystems) Common name:horner lark (en); cotovia-cornuda (pt); alouette hausse-col (fr); alondra cornuda (es); ohrenlerche (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily AlaudidaeRange:This species is widely distributed in the northern hemisphere, being found throughout North America, northern Europe and central and northern Asia. there are also some smaller populations in the mountains of […]

Greater short-toed lark

Calandrella brachydactyla Photo by Lior Kislev (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:greater short-toed lark (en); calhandrinha-comum (pt); alouette calandrelle (fr); terrera común (es); kurzzehenlerche (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily AlaudidaeRange:This species is found in southern Europe, from Portugal to Greece, and in northern Africa from Morocco to Egypt and south to the Sahel belt. It is also found along […]