French: Alouette de Mongolie German: Mongolenlerche Spanish: Calandria de Mongolia
Mongolia and neighbouring parts of S Russia and N China.
18–22 cm; male 54–65 g, female 45–54 g. Rather large, quite large-billed, fairly long-winged lark with distinctive pattern. Has long whitish supercilia... read more
Song, from ground or low perch or in flight, a sustained twittering with interspersed dry notes,... read more
Favours rather dry grassland, preferentially with patches of denser, taller grass, but also in... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Diet seeds and invertebrates.
Little studied. Season mainly Apr–Aug; two broods. Male song flight with rather slow wingbeats, sometimes quivering on bowed wings.... read more
Sedentary or short-distance migrant; N parts of breeding range mainly or completely vacated in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. Rather poorly known species; no population estimates.
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