Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata   [Ménétriés, 1832]

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Order: Passeriformes Family: Alaudidae
BTO Codes: , BIMLA EURING No: 9620
Number in Britain: Fewer than 20 records
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: Not a species of concern
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Accidental
Subspecies: undetermined recorded in Britain (of 3 subsp. in the world)
Length: 16 cm Wingspan: 37 cm Weight: M/F: 55 g    
Scientific name from: Gr.: melas=black + koruphos=lark and L.: bi-double + maculatus=spotted
World Distribution: BREEDS: Middle East to c Asia, WINTERS: south to ne Africa, Arabia & s Asia
Habitat: Arid areas
Diet: Insects and seeds
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Records and Distribution

First Record: Lundy, 1962 (Jones, M. 1965. British Birds 58:309-312)
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 3 Summary of Records by Year
Most Likely to Occur in: Too few records
Most Recent County Records:
   Scotland: Shetland (1976),
   North-east England:
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   South-east England:
   South-west England: Devon (1962), Isles of Scilly (1975),

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Other Names

Gaelic: Welsh:
Danish: Řstlig kalanderlćrke Dutch: Bergleeuwerik
Finnish: Ylänkökiuru French: Alouette monticole
German: Bergkalanderlerche Hungarian: Hegyi kalandra
Icelandic: Misturlćvirki Irish:
Italian: Calandra asiatica Norwegian: Fjellkalanderlerke
Polish: Kalandra dwuplamista Portuguese: Calhandra-bimaculada
Spanish: Calandria bimaculada Swedish: Asiatisk kalanderlärka

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