Category: Alaudidae

How perception and density-dependence affect breeding Woodlarks Lullula arborea

Wood Lark (Lullula arborea) Science Article 2 abstract There is often a perceived conflict between allowing recreational access to the countryside and wildlife conservation. Although many studies have investigated potential impacts on birds, few have assessed the potential impacts of recreational disturbance at the population scale. We studied the impact of disturbance on a Woodlark […]

Abundance of Four Lark Species in Relationto Portuguese Farming Systems

Wood Lark (Lullula arborea) Science Article 1 abstract Throughout much of Europe, farmland birds have declined more than those of other habitats, because of the abandonment of traditional farming systems and the simplification of remaining agricultural systems, including increased use of external inputs (Tucker & Heath 1994, Baldock 1991, Bignal & McCracken 1996). Traditional low-input […]

Open-habitat birds in recently burned areas: the role of the fire extent and species’ habitat breadth

Wood Lark (Lullula arborea) Science Article 3 abstract Single burned areas contained 0 to 15 open-habitat species (mean = 7.6), and in all the areas combined there were 22 species, including 17 with an unfavourable conservation status in Europe. The most frequent were Carduelis cannabina, Lullula arborea, Alectoris rufa, Oenanthe hispanica and Emberiza cia, but […]

Parental body mass changes during the nestingstage in two Lark species in a semi-arid habitat

Thekla Lark (Galerida theklae) Science Article 1 abstract Parental body mass changes during the nesting period were analysed for Thekla Larks,Galerida theklae, and Lesser Short-toed Larks, Calandrella rufescens. Body mass of femaleThekla Larks declines from the start of incubation until the chicks fledge; laying date,interpreted as the number of renesting attempts, also has a negative […]