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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 […]

Seasonal and interannual variability in laying date, clutch size, egg volume and hatching asynchrony of four lark species in Mediterranean Spain

Thekla Lark (Galerida theklae) Science Article 2 abstract To describe the variation in laying date, clutch size, egg volume and hatching asynchrony of four lark species (Skylark Alauda arvensis, Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla, Thekla Lark Galerida theklae and Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens) and at two different time scales: between years (large-scale variation), and within […]

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