White-winged Lark Melanocorypha leucoptera   [Pallas, 1811]

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Order: Passeriformes Family: Alaudidae
BTO Codes: , WHWLA EURING No: 9650
Number in Britain: Fewer than 20 records
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: Not a species of concern(Winte
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Accidental
Subspecies: Monotypic
Length: 18 cm Wingspan: 35 cm Weight: M/F: 44 g    
Scientific name from: Gr.: melas=black + koruphos=lark and Gr.: leukos + pteros=wing
World Distribution: c Asia
Habitat: Dry grassy plains
Diet: Summer, insects and seeds, winter, seeds
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Records and Distribution

First Record: East Sussex, 1869 (Marr, T. & Porter, R. 1995. British Birds 88:365-371)
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 1 Summary of Records by Year
Most Likely to Occur in: Too few records
Most Recent County Records:
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   North-west England:
   English Midlands:
   Eastern England: Norfolk (1981),
   South-east England: East Sussex (1869),
   South-west England:

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Other Names

Gaelic: Welsh:
Danish: Hvidvinget lærke Dutch: Witveleugelleeuwerik
Finnish: Valkosiipikiuru French: Alouette leucoptère
German: Weissflügellerche Hungarian: Szibérai pacsirta
Icelandic: Brandlævirki Irish:
Italian: Calandra siberiana Norwegian: Hvitvingelerke
Polish: Kalandra bialoskrzydla Portuguese: Clahnadra-d'asa-branca
Spanish: Calandria aliblanca Swedish: Vivingadlärka

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