Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Alaudidae > Genus: Melanocorypha > Species: Melanocorypha yeltoniensis

Black Lark - Melanocorypha yeltoniensis (Forster, 1768)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 species code A525

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alouette nègre French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Black Lark English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Calandra nera Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Calandria Negra Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Calhandra-negra Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kalandra czarna Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Mohrenlerche German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Mustakiuru Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Svartlärka Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Szerecsenpacsirta Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Zwarte Leeuwerik Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Alauda yeltonensis Forster, 1768

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External data

Population distribution from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

3 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Russian Federation 4000/7000 (pairs) 1990-2000 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Russian Federation 6000/10000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Ukraine 0/5 (individuals) 1990-2000 Wintering Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Source: BirdLife International

Population trends from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

3 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Russian Federation 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 50% to 79% Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Russian Federation 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Ukraine 1990-2000 Wintering Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Source: BirdLife International
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