search

basic information
video
reports

Asian Short-toed Lark

Calandrella cheelensis (Swinhoe, 1871)

Солончаковый жаворонок | Сор бозторғайы

2014-11-02
Almaty area. Sorbulak.
© Andrey Kovalenko

Distribution

Inhabits the saline soil plains of the southern half of Kazakhstan, in north to the mouth of Emba river, the lower part of the Sarysu river and the Alakol depression. Probably breeds in the lower Turgay river, at Zhaksy-Akkol, Zhaman-Akkol lakes and near Dzhezkazgan. Occurs in winter in said places. In some opinions recent decades forced from some places by Lesser Short-toed Lark.

Biology

Common, locally rare resident. Inhabits the saline plains with stunted vegetation, rarely among low reeds; the saline-soil patches in wormwood deserts near tamarisk and saxaul bushes; the salty clay depressions with sedge, Salsola and wormwood. On passage occurs in sandy and clay deserts with wormwood or Salsola laricifolia, on rivers and shores of lakes with meadow vegetation. Breeds in separate pairs. Nest is located in scrape under the grass shelter; nest is built from dry grass and is lined with soft grass and some plant fluff. Clutch of 3-5 eggs is laid in end of April - early June. Clutch is incubated by female. Both parents feed juveniles which fledge in end of May - early July. Probably rears two broods per year. In post-breeding time usually occurs in flocks of 1-2 dozen birds.

Subspecies

Calandrella cheleensis leucophaea (Severtsov, 1872)

References

Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Рябицев В. К., Ковшарь А. Ф., Ковшарь В. А., Березовиков Н. Н. «Полевой определитель птиц Казахстана», Алматы, 2014.

supplement

subspecies

Calandrella cheleensis leucophaea
(Severtsov, 1872)

go to family:

in other projects

Birds of Siberia

Birds of Xinjiang

Birds of Kyrgyzstan

Birds of Far East Russia

Birds of Russia

Birds of Northern Eurasia

unidentified birds


2019-01-20

Анна Ясько: Здесь, видимо, есть сомнения из-за темных помарок на спине и по бокам шеи между маской и плечом у самца. Поэтому возникает вопрос, гибрид или
[....]

2019-01-11

Павел Пархаев: Я тогда создам дубль серии из молодых и положу "на определение". Аскар, пожалуйста, удали молодежь из этой серии

2019-01-04

Нурлан Онгарбаев: Не стали пугать птицу. Ноги не увидели.

more unidentified birds...