Hume's Lark (Calandrella acutirostris) - HBW 9, p. 585
French: Alouette de Hume
Spanish: Terrera de Hume
Other common names: Hume’s Short-toed Lark, Slender-billed Lark
Taxonomy: Calandrella acutirostris Hume, 1873, Sughet Pass, south-west Xinjiang, China.
May form a superspecies with C. brachydactyla, C. cinerea, C. blanfordi and C. erlangeri. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- acutirostris Hume, 1873 - breeds NE Iran E to S Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and extreme W China (W Xinjiang); winters mainly Pakistan and NW India.
- tibetana W. E. Brooks, 1880 - breeds NE Pakistan and NW India E across Tibetan Plateau to C China (S Gansu, extreme W Ningxia & NW Sichuan) and S to Nepal and Sikkim; winters N Indian Subcontinent.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
An adult standing on the ground and occasionally raising its crest Locality Zarafshan Hills, Samarqand Province, Uzbekistan (ssp acutirostris)
Greg Baker 10 May 2008 2 years ago 33 sec 4
feeding on the ground, note cock tail, they seemed to do this habitually Locality Chakazhen, Qinghai, China (Northern) (ssp tibetana)
Martin Kennewell 27 June 2011 2 years ago 14 sec 3.8
foraging in dry river bed Locality Chakazhen, Qinghai, China (Northern) (ssp tibetana)
Martin Kennewell 27 June 2011 32 weeks ago 40 sec 3.7
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