Calandra Lark
Melanocorypha calandra

– small passerine, considerably larger than House Sparrow
– diurnal/nocturnal migrant
– migrates singly or in small to large, rather dense flocks, often mixed with other larks
– very vocal


Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra ssp.
BIF2109, 13/11/2017, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra ssp.
BIF2110, 13/11/2017, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra ssp.
Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis transcaspicus
BIF2111, 21/01/2015, Acinohur, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra ssp.
BIF2112, 16/11/2017, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra ssp.
BIF2114, 13/11/2017, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra ssp.
BIF2114, 08/11/2017, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra ssp.
BIF2115, 21/01/2015, Acinohur, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra ssp.
White-winged Lark Alauda leucoptera
BIF2116, 13/11/2017, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra ssp.
White-winged Lark Alauda leucoptera
BIF2093, 22/02/2010, Gobustan, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra ssp.
White-winged Lark Alauda leucoptera
BIF2117, 13/11/2017, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra ssp.
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
BIF2118, 11/11/2017, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra ssp.
BIF2674, 12/11/2017, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra ssp.
BIF2675, 12/11/2017, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra ssp.
BIF2676, 06/11/2017, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

voice:
– very vocal
– in flight typical lark-like dry, rolling, highly plastic, broadband series of calls
– intermixed series of simple, narrowbanded, rather stereotyped descending calls (social calls?)
– may sing on their way back to the breeding grounds

comparison species:
Bimaculated Lark (a) (v)
Thick-billed Lark (a) (v)
Eurasian Skylark
White-winged Lark
Mongolian Lark

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