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Mediterranean Short-toed Lark

Alaudala rufescens (Vieillot, 1819)

The Mediterranean short-toed lark is a small passerine bird found in and around the Mediterranean Basin. It is a common bird with a very wide range from Canary Islands north to the Iberian Peninsula and east throughout North Africa to parts of the Middle East. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of "least concern". Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Alaudidae
Genus:
   Alaudala
Scientific:
  Alaudala rufescens


Original description

Citation:
  (Vieillot, 1819)

Reference:
  Tabl.Encyc.Meth.Orn. p.322

Protonym:
  A[lauda] rufescens

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/19431087


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  FE1FE1852275CE88

Avibase ID:
  avibase-FE1FE185

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/FE1FE185


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 558985

Geographic range:

  • Alaudala rufescens [rufescens or polatzeki]: Canary Islands (Tenerife, where perhaps extirpated, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote)
  • Alaudala rufescens [minor or nicolli]: northern Africa (from Morocco east to Egypt) and from southern Turkey south to the Sinai Peninsula and east to Iraq
  • Alaudala rufescens apetzii: S Iberian Peninsula
English:
Mediterranean Short-toed Lark
Catalan:
terrerola rogenca
Czech:
skřivánek menší
Danish:
Dværglærke
German:
Stummellerche
Spanish:
Terrera marismeña
Spanish (Spain):
Terrera marismeña
Finnish:
pikkukiuru
French:
Alouette pispolette
Croatian:
španjolska ševa
Hungarian:
csíkos szikipacsirta
Icelandic:
Stúflævirki
Italian:
Calandrina
Lithuanian:
pilkasis trumpapirštis vieversys
Dutch:
Kleine Kortteenleeuwerik
Norwegian:
Flekkdverglerke
Polish:
skowrończyk mały
Portuguese:
calhandrinha-das-marismas
Russian:
Серый жаворонок
Slovak:
škovránok malý
Swedish:
dvärglärka
Ukrainian:
жайворонок сірий
Chinese:
地中海短趾百灵
Chinese (Traditional):
小短趾百靈


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Mediterranean Short-toed Lark ( Alaudala rufescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Mediterranean Short-toed Lark ( Alaudala rufescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Mediterranean Short-toed Lark ( Alaudala rufescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Mediterranean Short-toed Lark ( Alaudala rufescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Mediterranean Short-toed Lark ( Alaudala rufescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Mediterranean Short-toed Lark ( Alaudala rufescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Mediterranean Short-toed Lark ( Alaudala rufescens) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Alaudala [rufescens or heini] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Arabic: قُبَّرَةٌ صُبَيْعَاءُ مُتَوسِطيّة
Azerbaijani: Aralıq dəniz kiçik torağayı, boz turağayça, kiçik boz torağay
Catalan: terrerola rogenca
Czech: skřivánek menší
Danish: Dværglærke
German: Stummellerche
Greek: Γραμμωτή Μικρογαλιάντρα
English: Mediterranean Short-toed Lark
English (IOC): Mediterranean Short-toed Lark
English (United States): Mediterranean Short-toed Lark
Esperanto: Malgranda alaŭdo
Spanish: Terrera marismeña
Spanish (Spain): Terrera marismeña
Estonian: kõnnu-väikelõoke
Basque: Txoriandre pispoleta mediterranearra
Finnish: pikkukiuru
French: Alouette pispolette
Hebrew: עפרונן גמדי
Croatian: španjolska ševa
Hungarian: csíkos szikipacsirta
Icelandic: Stúflævirki
Italian: Calandrina
Mongolian, Halh: орог бор бялзуумар, орог жиргэмэл
Kazakh: сұр бозторғай
Kirghiz: боз торгой
Scientific: Alaudala rufescens
Lithuanian: pilkasis trumpapirštis vieversys
Latvian: mazais cīrulis
Mongolian: орог бор бялзуумар, орог жиргэмэл
Maltese: bilbla sekonda
Dutch: Kleine Kortteenleeuwerik
Norwegian: Flekkdverglerke
Polish: skowrończyk mały
Portuguese: calhandrinha-das-marismas
Portuguese (Portugal): calhandrinha-das-marismas
Russian: Серый жаворонок
Northern Sami: Uhcaleivvoš
Slovak: škovránok malý
Slovenian: mali škrjanček
Swedish: dvärglärka
Turkmen: çal torgaý
Turkish: Çorak Toygarı
Tatar: соры кече тургай
Ukrainian: жайворонок сірий
Uzbek: кулранг тўрғай
Kalmyk: бор торһа
Chinese: 地中海短趾百灵
Chinese (Traditional): 小短趾百靈

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