French: Alouette du Tibet German: Sumpflerche Spanish: Calandria tibetana
borders of Sikkim
Tibetan Plateau from NW India E to C China (NE Qinghai, Gansu & NW Sichuan).
c. 21–22 cm; up to 75 g. Distinctive; the largest and most bulky Eurasian lark, with rather long, comparatively slender, slightly decurved bill, broad longish wings,... read more
Song, from ground or in flight, rich and varied, rather slow-flowing, often includes mimicry of... read more
Usually found in grassy, somewhat wet areas, such as marshlands by lakes and rivers. Generally... read more
Food and feeding
Diet poorly known: seeds, tender leaves, berries and invertebrates taken. Forages on ground.
Little studied. Season Apr–Jul/early Aug; two broods. Male song flight at low or high altitude, with rather slow wingbeats, often... read more
Sedentary or dispersive.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. A relatively poorly known species; no population estimates.
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