Order Passeriformes

Family Alaudidae

Larks
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General

Recent molecular phylogeny of this family#R—the most comprehensive attempted to date—has recommended novel arrangements for several species and genera, including the resurrection of a number of abandoned genus-group names.

  • 10-23 cm.
  • 21 genera, 92 species, 394 taxa.
  • 9 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

de Juana, E., Suárez, F. & Ryan, P. (2017). Larks (Alaudidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52302 on 30 March 2017).