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Eurasian Skylark

Alauda arvensis Linnaeus, 1758

The Eurasian skylark is a passerine bird in the lark family, Alaudidae. It is a widespread species found across Europe and the Palearctic with introduced populations in New Zealand, Australia and on the Hawaiian Islands. It is a bird of open farmland and heath, known for the song of the male, which is delivered in hovering flight from heights of 50 to 100 metres. The sexes are alike. It is streaked greyish-brown above and on the breast and has a buff-white belly. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Alaudidae
Genus:
   Alauda
Scientific:
  Alauda arvensis


Original description

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.165

Protonym:
  Alauda arvensis

Link:
  http://www.archive.org/details/carolilinnaeisy01gesegoog


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2D9A361995111F42

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2D9A3619

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2D9A3619


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 178398

Geographic range:

  • Alauda arvensis arvensis: Azores; Europe from Wales to Norway, Ural Mts. and Alps
  • Alauda arvensis scotica: Ireland, nw England, Scotland and Faeroe Islands
  • Alauda arvensis cantarella: S Europe to Balkans, Crimea and Iran; >N Africa
  • Alauda arvensis armenica: Transcaucasia and e Turkey to sw Iran (Zagros and Elburz mts.)
  • Alauda arvensis sierrae: C and s Portugal to s Spain
  • Alauda arvensis guillelmi: N Portugal and nw Spain
  • Alauda arvensis harterti: Mts. of nw Africa
  • Show more...
English:
Eurasian Skylark
French:
Alouette des champs
Japanese (romaji):
hibari
Portuguese:
Laverca


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Sky Lark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Sky Lark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Sky Lark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Eurasian Lark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Eurasian Lark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Sky Lark ( Alauda arvensis)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Skylark ( Alauda arvensis)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Alouette des champs ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Sky Lark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Sky Lark (European) ( Alauda arvensis [arvensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Sky Lark (European) ( Alauda arvensis [arvensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Sky Lark (European) ( Alauda arvensis [arvensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Sky Lark (European) ( Alauda arvensis [arvensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Sky Lark (European) ( Alauda arvensis [arvensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Sky Lark (European) ( Alauda arvensis [arvensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Eurasian Skylark (European) ( Alauda arvensis [arvensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Eurasian Skylark (European) ( Alauda arvensis [arvensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Eurasian Skylark (European) ( Alauda arvensis [arvensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Eurasian Skylark (European) ( Alauda arvensis [arvensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Eurasian Skylark (European) ( Alauda arvensis [arvensis Group]) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Eurasian Skylark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Sky Lark ( Alauda arvensis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Alauda arvensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Alauda [arvensis or japonica] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Abkhazian: аДӘы Уарӷанџь
Arabic: قبّرة الحقول, قبرة الحقول, قبرة الحقول القوبعة, قبرة السماء (اوروبية), قنبرة السماء
Asturian: Calandra, Calandra común [triba arvensis], Calandria
Azerbaijani: adi tarlaturağayı, Monqol torağay quşu, Tarla torağayı, Tarla torağayı [arvensis qrupu]
Bashkir: ашлыҡ турғайы, баҫыу турғайы, буҙ турғай, буҙ турғайы, иген турғайы, һабан турғайы, сырлауыҡ, турғай, ялпылдаҡ
Belarusian: Жаваранак, Жаўрук палявы, Палявы жаўрук
Bulgarian: Полска чучулига, Полска чучулига (Група arvensis), Полска чучулига [Група arvensis]
Breton: Alc'hweder, alc'hweder sant Pęr, An alc'hweder sant Pêr, Ec'hweder
Catalan: Alosa, Alosa comuna [grup arvensis], Alosa vulgar
Catalan (Balears): Alosa
Montenegrin: poljska ševa, пољска шева
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): пољска шева
Czech: skøivan polní, Skrivan polní, skřivan polní, skřivan polní [skupina arvensis]
Chuvash: Тăри, уй тăрийĕ
Welsh: Ehedydd, Hedydd, Uchedydd
Danish: Sanglærke, Sanglærke (Europæisk), Sanglærke, Europæisk [avensis Gruppe]
German: Feldlerche, Feldlerche [arvensis Gruppe], Feldlerche [arvensis-Gruppe]
Greek: (Κοινή) Σιταρήθρα, [Starithra], Σιταρήθρα [arvensis ομάδα], Σιταρήθρα [arvensis], Σταρήθρα, Τρασιήλα
Greek (Cypriot): Τρασιήλα
English: Common Sky Lark, Common Skylark, Eurasian Lark, Eurasian Sky Lark, Eurasian Skylark, Eurasian Skylark (European), European Skylark, Northern Sky Lark, Northern Skylark, Sky Lark, Sky Lark (European), Skylark
English (United Kingdom): Skylark (Common)
English, HBW: Eurasian Skylark (European)
English (IOC): Eurasian Skylark (European)
English (New Zealand): Skylark, Skylark (European)
English (United States): Eurasian Skylark (European)
Esperanto: kampalaûdo, Kampalaŭdo
Spanish: Alondra, Alondra Comun, Alondra Común, Alondra Común (arvensis), Alondra Común (europea), Alondra de Eurasia
Spanish (Spain): Alondra Común, Alondra común (europea), Alondra Común (Grupo arvensis)
Spanish (HBW): Sky Lark (European)
Estonian: Poldlooke, Põldlõoke, pőldlőoke
Basque: Alosa vulgar , Hegatxabal, Hegatxabal arrunta, Hegatxabal arrunta [arvensis taldekoa]
Evenki: kurbukon, тыгдэвкӣ
Persian: چکاوک آسمانی, چکاوک آسمانی بزرگ [arvensis Group]
Finnish: Kiuru, kiuru [alalaji arvensis], Leivonen
Faroese: Lerkur, Lerkur (evropiskur)
French: Alouette des champs, Alouette des champs (arvensis), Alouette des champs (nominal), Alouette des champs [arvensis]
Friulian: lodul, lodule
Frisian: Ljurk
Irish: Circín starraiceach, Fuiseog, Fuiseóg
Gaelic: Uiseag
Galician: Alosa vulgar , Laverca, Laverca común [grupo arvensis]
Manx: Ushag Happagh, Ushag Tappagh, Ushag y Tappee, Ushag-happagh
Hebrew: זרעית, זרעית השדה, זרעית השדה (מערבית), עפרוני שדה
Croatian: Poljska Ševa, Poljska ševa (europska), Ševa vintulija
Hungarian: Mezei pacsirta, Mezei pacsirta (Európai)
Armenian: [Dashtayin Artuyt ], Դաժտային Արտույտ, Դաշտային Արտույտ, Դաշտային արտույտ (Եվրապական)
Icelandic: Sönglævirki, Sönglævirki (arvensis), Sönglævirki [arvensis hópur]
Italian: Allodola, Allodola [gruppo arvensis], Allodola eurasiatica
Japanese (romaji): hibari, hibari (arvensis guru-pu), nishihibari, Youroppa-hibari
Japanese: ニシヒバリ, ヒバリ, ヒバリ (arvensis グループ), ヒバリ(arvensis グループ)
Japanese (Kanji): 雲雀
Georgian: მინდვრის ტოროლა
Kara-Kalpak: дала торғайы
Kabardian: мэлыхъуэбзу
Mongolian, Halh: болжмор, боролдой болжмор, боролзой, боролзой богширго, боролзой болжмор, гуа бялзуухай, дуут болжмор
Khakas: Постарғай, Торғайах
Kazakh: бозторғай, егіс бозторғайы, егістік бозторғайы, Монғол бозторғай, Шабындық бозторғайы, шалғындық бозторғай
Kazakh (Transliteration): şabındıq boz-torğayı
Korean: 종다리
Korean (Transliteration): jongdari
Karachay-Balkar: къазакъ торгъай, тала герге, торгъай
North Karelian: peltokiuru
Cornish: Awhesyth
Kirghiz: кадимки торгой, талаа торгою
Scientific: Alauda arvensis, Alauda arvensis [arvensis Group], Alauda arvensis arvensis, Alauda ruficeps
Luxembourgish: Léierchen, Léiweckelchen
Lithuanian: Cyrulis, Dirvinis vieversys, Dirvinis vieversys [arvensis grupė], Voversys, Vyturys
Latvian: lauku cirulis, lauku cīrulis, Lauku cīrulis (arvensis gr.)
Macedonian: Полска чучулига, Чучулига
Mongolian: болжмор, боролдой болжмор, боролзой, Боролзой богширго, Боролзой болжмор, гуа болжмор, гуа бялзуухай, дуут богширго, дуут болжмор, жиргэмэл
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠭᠣᠣ᠎ᠠ ᠪᠥᠯᠵᠥᠮᠥᠷ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠭᠣᠣ᠎ᠠ ᠪᠥᠯᠵᠥᠮᠥᠷ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Гуа болжмор, Дуут богширго, Жиргэмэл
Mongolian (Transliteration): boroldoi boljmor, borolzoi bogshirаg , borolzoi boljmor, duut bogshirag , gua boljmor, jireg mel
Moldavian: Ciocârlie de câmp
Maltese: alwett, Alwetta, alwetti, bilbla, bliebel
Mongolian, Chakhar (Peripheral): гуа болжмор, дуут богширго, жиргэмэл
Nepali: गोलासिनी भारद्वाज
Dutch: Veldleeuwerik, Veldleeuwerik (Europese)
Norwegian: Englerke, Lerke, Sanglerke, sanglerke (arvensis gr.)
Livvi (Olonets Karelian): čiučoi, čiučoin, čiučoit, kodičiučoi
Polish: Lerka, skowronek, skowronek (gr. arvensis), skowronek (skowronek polny), skowronek (zwyczajny), skowronek [gr. arvensis], skowronek polny, skowronek zwyczajny
Pinyin: ōu-yà yún-què, yú-lín yàn, yún-què
Portuguese: Calhandra, Cotovia, Laverca
Portuguese (Portugal): Laverca, Laverca [grupo arvensis], laverca-eurasiática [grupo arvensis]
Romansh: Lodola da prada
Romanian: Ciocârlie, Ciocârlie de câmp
Russian: Polevoy Zhavoronok, Жаворонок полевой, Полевой жаворонок, Полевой жаворонок [группа arvensis]
Yakut: далбарай, күөрэгэй, күөрэгэйдэр, күөрэгэйэ, туйаарар
Sardinian: Allňdola, Calandria Cucullia, Incurbayola, Iscreanissa, Orgiai, Piattaritta, Prantaritta, Sulodri, Terrighinaza, Tragaditta
Scots: Uiseag
Northern Sami: Leivvoš
Slovak: ékovránok poľný, škovránok poľný, škovránok poľný (skup.)
Slovenian: poljski škrjanec, Poljski škrjanec [arvensis]
Albanian: Lauresha, Laureshë
Serbian: Alauda, poljska ševa, Poljska ševa [arvensis grupa], по љска шева, Пољска шева
Swedish: Sånglärka, sånglärka [arvensis Group], sånglärka [gruppen arvensis]
Tajik: сӯфитурғай, ҷӯри даштӣ
Turkmen: meýdan torgaýy
Turkish: Tarlakuşu, Tarlakuşu [arvensis Grubu], Шабындық бозторғайы
Tatar: басу тургае , кыр тургае, сабан тургае , сука цыпцыгы (мишәр) , сука чыпчыгы
Tuvinian: Шөл хамнаарагы
Udmurt: бурдо крезьчи, бурдокрезьчи, дорога, дорогли, луд тюрагай, турагай, тюрагай, уситуби, чиро-чир
Ukrainian: Жайворонок польовий , Жайворонок польовий [група arvensis], Польовий жайворонок
Uzbek: дала тўрғайи, тўрғай
Kalmyk: кеерин торһа
Chinese: [yun-que], 云雀, 云雀(欧洲), 雲雀, 鱼鳞燕
Chinese (Traditional): 歐亞雲雀, 歐亞雲雀(arvensis群), 雲雀, 魚鱗燕
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 歐亞雲雀
Chinese (Taiwan): 欧亚云雀, 雲雀

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