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Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass 23.8 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 10,400,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Increasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified. In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 30-300 breeding pairs, equating to 90-900 individuals (BirdLife International 2004), but Europe forms <5% of the global range.
Trend justification: The population is estimated to be increasing following recent records range expansions (del Hoyo et al. 2004).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Afghanistan Native Extant       Yes
Algeria Native Extant        
Bahrain Native Extant       Yes
Burkina Faso Native Extant Yes      
Chad Native Extant        
Cyprus Vagrant Extant        
Djibouti Native Extant        
Egypt Native Extant        
Eritrea Native Extant        
Ethiopia Native Extant        
India Native Extant        
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Iraq Native Extant       Yes
Israel Native Extant       Yes
Jordan Native Extant       Yes
Kuwait Native Extant       Yes
Lebanon Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Libya Native Extant        
Mali Native Extant        
Mauritania Native Extant        
Morocco Native Extant        
Niger Native Extant        
Oman Native Extant       Yes
Pakistan Native Extant        
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant       Yes
Qatar Native Extant       Yes
Saudi Arabia Native Extant       Yes
Somalia Native Extant        
Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Syria Native Extant       Yes
Tajikistan Native Extant Yes      
Tunisia Native Extant        
Turkey Native Extant       Yes
Turkmenistan Native Extant       Yes
United Arab Emirates Native Extant       Yes
Uzbekistan Native Extant        
Western Sahara Native Extant       Yes
Yemen Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Afghanistan Registan desert site factsheet
Algeria Belezma site factsheet
Algeria Parc National de l'Ahaggar site factsheet
Algeria Parc National du Tassili N'Ajjer site factsheet
Chad Fada Archei site factsheet
Chad Ouadi Rimé - Ouadi Achim site factsheet
Chad Tibesti massif site factsheet
Djibouti Ali Sabieh - Assâmo site factsheet
Djibouti Forêt de Day site factsheet
Egypt Ain Sukhna site factsheet
Egypt Gebel Elba site factsheet
Egypt Gebel Maghara site factsheet
Egypt Nabq Protected Area site factsheet
Egypt Quseima site factsheet
Egypt St Katherine Protectorate site factsheet
Egypt The Abraq area site factsheet
Egypt Wadi Gerafi site factsheet
Eritrea Danakil lowlands site factsheet
Eritrea Gulf of Zula site factsheet
Eritrea Massawa coast site factsheet
Iraq Gasr Muhaiwir, Wadi Hauran site factsheet
Israel Judean desert site factsheet
Jordan Burqu' site factsheet
Jordan Dana site factsheet
Jordan Hisma Basin - Rum site factsheet
Jordan Shaumari site factsheet
Lebanon Semi Deserts of Ras Baalbek site factsheet
Libya Ghat oases site factsheet
Libya Nefhusa site factsheet
Mali Ag Oua - Ag Arbech site factsheet
Mauritania Arâguîb el Jahfa site factsheet
Mauritania Banc d'Arguin National Park site factsheet
Mauritania Chegga site factsheet
Mauritania El Ghallâouîya site factsheet
Mauritania El Mréiti site factsheet
Mauritania Kediet ej Jill site factsheet
Mauritania Tamreïkat site factsheet
Morocco Baie d'Ad Dakhla site factsheet
Morocco Dakhla area site factsheet
Morocco Jbel Krouz site factsheet
Morocco Merzouga/Tamezguidat site factsheet
Morocco Msseyed site factsheet
Morocco Oued Mird site factsheet
Morocco Parc National du Haut Atlas Oriental site factsheet
Morocco Piste de Tagdilt site factsheet
Morocco Region Fouchal - Matarka site factsheet
Niger Dallol Boboye site factsheet
Niger NNR Aïr - Ténéré site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Harrat al-Harrah site factsheet
Sudan Khor Arba'at site factsheet
Sudan Mukawwar island and Dunganab bay site factsheet
Tajikistan Kayrakkum Reservoir site factsheet
Tajikistan Tigrovaya Balka Nature Reserve site factsheet
Tunisia Boughrara site factsheet
Tunisia Chott Djerid site factsheet
Tunisia Douz Laâla site factsheet
Tunisia Ghidma site factsheet
Tunisia Gourine site factsheet
Tunisia Jbil site factsheet
Tunisia Sebkhet Nouaïel site factsheet
Tunisia Sidi Toui site factsheet
Tunisia Snam site factsheet
Turkey Karkamış site factsheet
Turkey Mardin Threshold site factsheet
Turkmenistan Gurykhovudan site factsheet
Turkmenistan Kurendag - Garagoz site factsheet
Turkmenistan Repetek site factsheet
Turkmenistan Uly Balkan site factsheet
United Arab Emirates Masafi - Tayibah area site factsheet
Uzbekistan Karnabchul Steppe site factsheet
Uzbekistan Kattakurgan Reservoir site factsheet
Yemen Bab al-Mandab - Mawza site factsheet
Yemen Wadi Jahr site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot major resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 3000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent
Sport Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Ammomanes deserti. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Alaudidae (Larks)
Species name author (Lichtenstein, 1823)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Increasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 10,400,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change