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Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha
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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 -


  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,420,000
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 Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.5 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common to fairly common in most parts of its range, although scarce in some parts and locally abundant in Western Sahara (del Hoyo et al. 2004).
Trend justification: The population is estimated to be in decline following a recorded decline in Israel in the 1980s, probably owing to habitat loss (del Hoyo et al. 2004).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Afghanistan Unknown Extant       Yes
Algeria Native Extant       Yes
Egypt Native Extant       Yes
Gambia Vagrant 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       Yes
Mauritania Native Extant       Yes
Morocco Native Extant       Yes
Saudi Arabia Native Extant       Yes
Spain Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Syria Native Extant       Yes
Tunisia Native Extant       Yes
United Arab Emirates Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Western Sahara Native Extant       Yes
Yemen Vagrant Extant   Yes    

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Algeria El Bayadh site factsheet
Egypt El Qasr desert site factsheet
Egypt Gebel Maghara site factsheet
Egypt Quseima site factsheet
Egypt Wadi Gerafi site factsheet
Iraq Gasr Muhaiwir, Wadi Hauran site factsheet
Jordan Azraq site factsheet
Jordan Burqu' site factsheet
Jordan Shaumari site factsheet
Lebanon Semi Deserts of Ras Baalbek site factsheet
Morocco Merzouga/Tamezguidat site factsheet
Morocco Msseyed site factsheet
Morocco Parc National de Souss-Massa and Aglou site factsheet
Morocco Piste de Tagdilt site factsheet
Morocco Region Fouchal - Matarka site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Harrat al-Harrah site factsheet
Tunisia Bouhedma site factsheet
Tunisia Chott Djerid site factsheet
Tunisia Jbil site factsheet
Tunisia Kneiss site factsheet
Tunisia Sebkhet en Noual site factsheet
Tunisia Sidi Toui site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Eremophila bilopha. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016.

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 (Temminck, 1823)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,420,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species