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;[[:Category:Alauda|Alauda]] gulgula ;[[:Category:Alauda|Alauda]] gulgula
==Identification== ==Identification==
 +[[Image:oriental_skylark_alok.JPG|thumb|350px|right|Subspecies ''A. g. inconspicua''<br />Photo by {{user|aloktewari|Alok Tewari}}<br />Gurgaon Rural, Haryana, [[India]], July-2016]]
Size: 16 cm<br /> Size: 16 cm<br />
Streaked, yellow-brown upper plumage, Buffy-white outer tail feathers and a short crest. Rufous tinge to primaries, but not as rufous as [[Mirafra]]. Small fine bill.<br /> Streaked, yellow-brown upper plumage, Buffy-white outer tail feathers and a short crest. Rufous tinge to primaries, but not as rufous as [[Mirafra]]. Small fine bill.<br />
Sexes are similar. Sexes are similar.
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-[[Image:DSCN9179 1 .jpg|thumb|350px|right|Photo by {{user|portnoy58|portnoy58}}<br />Huay Mai Teng Reservoir, Ratchaburi, Thailand, April 2011]]+ 
Western, Central, South-east [[Asia]] and [[China]]. Western, Central, South-east [[Asia]] and [[China]].
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
====Subspecies==== ====Subspecies====
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There are 8 subspecies<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>: There are 8 subspecies<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>:
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==Habitat== ==Habitat==
Prefers open land and short grass, often near waterbodies. Prefers open land and short grass, often near waterbodies.

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Photo by Rakesh Ponda, Goa, India, May 2006
Photo by Rakesh
Ponda, Goa, India, May 2006
Alauda gulgula

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Identification

Subspecies A. g. inconspicuaPhoto by Alok TewariGurgaon Rural, Haryana, India, July-2016
Subspecies A. g. inconspicua
Photo by Alok Tewari
Gurgaon Rural, Haryana, India, July-2016

Size: 16 cm
Streaked, yellow-brown upper plumage, Buffy-white outer tail feathers and a short crest. Rufous tinge to primaries, but not as rufous as Mirafra. Small fine bill.
Sexes are similar.

Distribution

Western, Central, South-east Asia and China.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

Photo by portnoy58Huay Mai Teng Reservoir, Ratchaburi, Thailand, April 2011
Photo by portnoy58
Huay Mai Teng Reservoir, Ratchaburi, Thailand, April 2011

There are 8 subspecies[1]:

  • A. g. inconspicua:
  • A. g. lhamarum:
  • Pamir Mountains and western Himalayas (Kashmir to northern Punjab)
  • A. g. weigoldi:
  • Eastern China (Shandong to southern Shaanxi and central Sichuan)
  • A. g. inopinata:
  • A. g. vernayi:
  • Eastern Himalayas and adjacent China (ae Xizang and western Yunnan)
  • A. g. gulgula:
  • A. g. coelivox:
  • South-eastern and southern China to northern Vietnam; Hainan Island
  • A. g. wattersi:

Habitat

Prefers open land and short grass, often near waterbodies.

Behaviour

Usually solitary or loose flocks. Runs short distances and crouches when disturbed.

Diet

Its diet includes seeds and insects.

Breeding

Nests on Ground.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view

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