Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens   [Vieillot, 1820]

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Order: Passeriformes Family: Alaudidae
BTO Codes: , LSTLA EURING No: 9700
Number in Britain: Fewer than 20 records
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: 3 Concern, most not in Europe; Declining
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Accidental
Subspecies: undetermined recorded in Britain (of 7 subsp. in the world)
Length: 14 cm Wingspan: 28 cm Weight: M/F: 26 g    
Scientific name from: Gr.: calandrella=the little calandra lark and L.: rufus=reddish + escere=to form
World Distribution: Iberia, n Africa, Middle East & c Asia
Habitat: Arid plains, farmland
Diet: Summer, largely insects, winter, largely seeds
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Records and Distribution

First Record: Dorset, 1992 (Co. Kerry, 1956) (Dickie, I.R. & Vinicombe, K.E. 1995 British Birds 88:593-599)
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 1 Summary of Records by Year
Most Likely to Occur in: Too few records
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   South-west England: Dorset (1992),

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Other Names

Gaelic: Welsh:
Danish: Dværglærke Dutch: Kleine Kortteenleeuwerik
Finnish: Pikkukiuru French: Alouette pispolette
German: Stummellerche Hungarian: Vörhenyes pacsirta
Icelandic: Stúflævirki Irish: Mionfhuiseog Ladharghearr
Italian: Pispoletta Norwegian: Flekkdverglerke
Polish: Skowronczyk maly Portuguese: Calhandrinha-das-marismas
Spanish: Terrera marismeña Swedish: Dvärglärka

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