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Hume's Lark Calandrella acutirostris

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 full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,140,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 1,140,000
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 Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be not uncommon in China, frequent to scarce in Pakistan, common in Nepal, common in Ladakh, not very common in Sikkim and rare in Bhutan ( Grimmett et al. 1998, MacKinnon and Phillipps 2000).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Afghanistan Native Extant Yes      
Bangladesh Native Extant        
Bhutan Native Extant        
China (mainland) Native Extant        
India Native Extant        
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant Yes      
Israel Vagrant Extant        
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant Yes      
Nepal Native Extant        
Pakistan Native Extant        
Tajikistan Native Extant Yes      
Turkmenistan Native Extant Yes      
Uzbekistan Native Extant Yes   Yes  

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Afghanistan Bande Amir site factsheet
Afghanistan Salang Kotal site factsheet
Kazakhstan Aksu-Dzhabagly State Nature Reserve site factsheet
Kyrgyzstan Eastern Alai site factsheet
Kyrgyzstan Gorge Tash-Rabat site factsheet
Kyrgyzstan Lake Chatyr-Kul site factsheet
Kyrgyzstan Western Alai, Kok-Suu river site factsheet
Nepal Langtang National Park site factsheet
Nepal Makalu Barun National Park site factsheet
Tajikistan Aktash massif site factsheet
Tajikistan Bulunkul and Yashilkul lakes and mountains site factsheet
Tajikistan Dashtidjum site factsheet
Tajikistan Drumkul Lake site factsheet
Tajikistan Dzhavshangoz site factsheet
Tajikistan Ishkashim site factsheet
Tajikistan Iskanderkul lake and mountains site factsheet
Tajikistan Kattasay and Daganasay Reservoirs site factsheet
Tajikistan Kondara Gorge site factsheet
Tajikistan Kulikalon Lakes site factsheet
Tajikistan Rangkul valley (Rangkul & Shorkul Lakes) site factsheet
Tajikistan Zorkul Nature Reserve (Lake Victoria) site factsheet
Uzbekistan Angren Plateau site factsheet
Uzbekistan Central section of the Kurama Mountain Range site factsheet
Uzbekistan Dzhum-Dzhum site factsheet
Uzbekistan Gissar State Nature Reserve site factsheet
Uzbekistan Oygaing River Valley site factsheet
Uzbekistan Pulatkhan Gorge site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot major breeding
Desert Hot major non-breeding
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable breeding
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable non-breeding
Altitude 1000 - 5000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Calandrella acutirostris. 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 Hume, 1873
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,140,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species