Category Archive: Alaudidae

Aug 11 2014

Rarest birds of the World: Razo Lark (Alauda razae)

The Raso Lark is only found in small numbers on one very small island. This species numbers change with the rainfall, more rain in a year means more fledgelings. An increase in drought on Cape Verde, will add to the likelihood of extinction. Being a ground-nester, the species is at high risk when none native …

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Nov 24 2013

The Story of the Princess and her Love for the Sun

A very long time ago, so long indeed that no one can remember when it happened, there lived a king and queen. They had everything which their heart desired, except that they had no children. They were good and charitable people, and distributed alms and prayed, but all in vain. At last, when they had …

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Nov 24 2013

The Story of the Helpful Lark

Another story of the lark tells of one who went in search of his sister, who had been stolen away from her home by Sila Samodiva. He was directed by a curious dream, in which he saw an old man with a long white beard, who told him to go in search of her, for …

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Nov 24 2013

The Story of the Glass Mountain

Once upon a time there was a man who was under a spell. He got married to a woman, and after a time he suddenly disappeared. He was carried away by the spell, no one knew whither. The poor woman waited for him one day and another day and a third day, and seeing that …

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May 29 2013

The Skylark is capable of moving its eggs to safety

Intelligence of the Lark. It is stated in ” Wood’s Natural History ” that a pair of larks had built their nest in a grass field, where they hatched a brood of young. Very soon after, the young birds were out of their nest, the owner of the field was forced to set his mowers …

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May 03 2013

Identification, Skylark vs Wood Lark

Plate from RSPB site.

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Dec 27 2011

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 …

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Dec 27 2011

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 …

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Dec 27 2011

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 …

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Dec 27 2011

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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