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A Crested Lark
Scientific classification

Larks are passerine birds of the predominantly Old World family Alaudidae. Only one species, the Horned Lark, has spread to North America.

Larks are small terrestrial birds with often extravagant songs and display flights. They nest on the ground, laying 2-6 speckled eggs.

Most larks are fairly dull in appearance. Their food is insects and seeds.

Species list:

  • Monotonous Lark, Mirafra passerina
  • Singing Bushlark, Mirafra cantillans
  • Australasian Bushlark, Mirafra javanica
  • Latakoo Lark, Mirafra cheniana
  • White-tailed Lark, Mirafra albicauda
  • Madagascar Lark, Mirafra hova
  • Kordofan Lark, Mirafra cordofanica
  • Williams' Lark, Mirafra williamsi
  • Friedmann's Lark, Mirafra pulpa
  • Red-winged Lark, Mirafra hypermetra
  • Somali Long-billed Lark, Mirafra somalica
  • Ash's Lark, Mirafra ashi
  • Angola Lark, Mirafra angolensis
  • Rufous-naped Lark, Mirafra africana
  • Flappet Lark, Mirafra rufocinnamomea
  • Clapper Lark, Mirafra apiata
  • Collared Lark, Mirafra collaris
  • Indian Bushlark, Mirafra erythroptera
  • Gillett's Lark, Mirafra gilletti
  • Fawn-colored Lark, Mirafra africanoides
  • Rufous-winged Bushlark, Mirafra assamica
  • Rusty Lark, Mirafra rufa
  • Pink-breasted Lark, Mirafra poecilosterna
  • Degodi Lark, Mirafra degodiensis
  • Sabota Lark, Mirafra sabota

  • Rufous-rumped Lark, Pinarocorys erythropygia
  • Dusky Lark, Pinarocorys nigricans

  • Archer's Lark, Heteromirafra archeri
  • Sidamo Lark, Heteromirafra sidamoensis
  • Rudd's Lark, Heteromirafra ruddi

  • Cape Lark, Certhilauda curvirostris
  • Algulhas Long-billed Lark, Certhilauda brevirostris
  • Eastern Long-billed Lark, Certhilauda semitorquata
  • Karoo Long-billed Lark, Certhilauda subcoronata
  • Benguela Lark, Certhilauda benguelensis
  • Short-clawed Lark, Certhilauda chuana
  • Dune Lark, Certhilauda erythrochlamys
  • Karoo Lark, Certhilauda albescens
  • Barlow's Lark, Certhilauda barlowi
  • Ferruginous Lark, Certhilauda burra

  • Spike-heeled Lark, Chersomanes albofasciata

  • Black-eared Sparrow-Lark, Eremopterix australis
  • Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark, Eremopterix leucotis
  • Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark, Eremopterix nigriceps
  • Gray-backed Sparrow-Lark, Eremopterix verticalis
  • Chestnut-headed Sparrow-Lark, Eremopterix signata
  • Fischer's Sparrow-Lark, Eremopterix leucopareia
  • Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark, Eremopterix grisea

  • Bar-tailed Lark, Ammomanes cincturus
  • Rufous-tailed Lark, Ammomanes phoenicurus
  • Desert Lark, Ammomanes deserti
  • Gray's Lark, Ammomanes grayi

  • Greater Hoopoe-Lark, Alaemon alaudipes
  • Lesser Hoopoe-Lark, Alaemon hamertoni

  • Thick-billed Lark, Ramphocoris clotbey

  • Calandra Lark, Melanocorypha calandra
  • Bimaculated Lark, Melanocorypha bimaculata
  • Tibetan Lark, Melanocorypha maxima
  • Mongolian Lark, Melanocorypha mongolica
  • White-winged Lark, Melanocorypha leucoptera
  • Black Lark[?], Melanocorypha yeltoniensis

  • Greater Short-toed Lark, Calandrella brachydactyla
  • Blanford's Lark, Calandrella blanfordi
  • Hume's Lark, Calandrella acutirostris
  • Lesser Short-toed Lark, Calandrella rufescens
  • Red-capped Lark, Calandrella cinerea
  • Asian Short-toed Lark, Calandrella cheleensis
  • Sand Lark, Calandrella raytal
  • Somali Short-toed Lark, Calandrella somalica

  • Pink-billed Lark, Spizocorys conirostris
  • Botha's Lark, Spizocorys fringillaris
  • Sclater's Lark, Spizocorys sclateri
  • Obbia Lark, Spizocorys obbiensis
  • Masked Lark, Spizocorys personata

  • Dunn's Lark, Eremalauda dunni
  • Stark's Lark, Eremalauda starki

  • Dupont's Lark, Chersophilus duponti

  • Crested Lark[?], Galerida cristata
  • Thekla Lark, Galerida theklae
  • Malabar Lark, Galerida malabarica
  • Sun Lark, Galerida modesta
  • Tawny Lark, Galerida deva
  • Long-billed Lark, Galerida magnirostris

  • Short-tailed Lark, Pseudalaemon fremantlii

  • Sky Lark[?], Alauda arvensis
  • Japanese Skylark, Alauda japonica
  • Oriental Skylark, Alauda gulgula
  • Razo Skylark, Alauda razae

  • Horned Lark or Shore Lark[?], Eremophila alpestris
  • Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha

See also:

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There is also a River Lark.

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