Bimaculated Lark (Melanocorypha bimaculata) - HBW 9, p. 579
French: Alouette monticole
Spanish: Calandria Bimaculada
Other common names: Eastern Calandra Lark
Taxonomy: Alauda bimaculata Ménétriés, 1832, mountains near Talysh (= Talyshskiye Goro), on Azerbaijan-Iran border.
Geographical variation slight; rufous-tinged birds from Asia Minor described as race rufescens and paler ones from E Iran and Afghanistan as torquata, but considered insufficiently distinct to merit subspecific separation. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds from WC Turkey E to Armenia, S Azerbaijan and W & S Iran and, E of Caspian Sea, to SE Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, NE Iran and N Afghanistan; also isolated populations in Lebanon, N Israel, S Syria and N Iraq. Winters in NE Africa, S Middle East and N Arabia E to NW India.
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An individual foraging through ground vegetation and catching and consuming a crane fly Locality Tamgaly, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 17 May 2008 1 year ago 47 sec 4.3
A group of birds on the ground, foraging and running. Locality Moti Virani, Kutch District, Gujarat, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 16 February 2011 1 year ago 44 sec 3.8
Several birds on the ground, feeding. Locality Moti Virani, Kutch District, Gujarat, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 16 February 2011 1 year ago 26 sec 3.7
Two views of a juvenile on the ground Locality Takum Desert, Almaty City, Kazakhstan (ssp torquata)
Eric Roualet 27 May 2012 48 weeks ago 17 sec 3.2
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A bird dusting on the ground.
Locality Sohar, Al Batinah Governorate, Oman (Monotypic species)
Hanne and Jens Eriksen 41 weeks ago 4.4
on the ground
Locality Arava Valley, Israel
Lior Kislev 24 November 2008 2 years ago 4.3
Locality Kutch District, Gujarat, India
jugal Tiwari 17 December 2007 2 years ago 4.3
In a field
Locality Sun Farms, Sohar, Al Batinah Governorate, Oman
John A Thompson 13 November 2010 2 years ago 4.2
Locality Banni Grasslands, Kutch District, Gujarat, India
Vaibhav Mishra 31 December 2010 2 years ago 4
AurélienAudevard 29 May 2003 3 years ago 4