Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Alaudidae > Genus: Calandrella > Species: Calandrella rufescens > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Calandrella rufescens rufescens (Vieillot, 1820)

Lesser Short-toed Lark - Calandrella rufescens (Vieillot, 1820)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Breeding habitats
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A431

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

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000024 Spain Doñana Map
ES0000025 Spain Marismas del Odiel Map
ES0000033 Spain Laguna de Fuente de Piedra Map
ES0000046 Spain Cabo de Gata-Níjar Map
ES0000048 Spain Punta Entinas-Sabinar Map
ES0000058 Spain el Fondo d'Elx-Crevillent Map
ES0000071 Spain Llanos de Cáceres y Sierra de Fuentes Map
ES0000096 Spain Pozo Negro Map
ES0000100 Spain La Geria Map
ES0000112 Spain Juncalillo del Sur Map
ES0000140 Spain Bahía de Cádiz Map
ES0000170 Spain Área esteparia de La Mancha norte Map
ES0000180 Spain Estepas de Monegrillo y Pina Map
ES0000181 Spain La Retuerta y Saladas de Sástago Map
ES0000183 Spain El Basal, Las Menorcas y Llanos de Cardiel Map
ES0000195 Spain Humedal del Ajauque y Rambla Salada Map
ES0000260 Spain Mar Menor Map
ES6150005 Spain Marismas de Isla Cristina Map
ES6200006 Spain Espacios Abiertos e Islas del Mar Menor Map
ES6150012 Spain Dehesa del Estero y Montes de Moguer Map
ES6110007 Spain La Serreta de Cabo de Gata Map
ES2430041 Spain Complejo Lagunar de La Salada de Chiprana Map
ES2430082 Spain Monegros Map
CY3000005 Cyprus KAVO GKREKO Map
ES6150014 Spain Marismas y Riberas del Tinto Map
ES6200005 Spain Humedal del Ajauque y Rambla Salada Map
ES0000484 Spain el Fondo d'Elx-Crevillent (ZEPA) Map
CY3000002 Cyprus SPA KAVO GKREKO Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alouette pispolette French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Calhandrinha-das-marismas Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Dvärglärka Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kleine Kortteenleeuwerik Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Lesser Short-toed Lark English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pikkukiuru Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pispoletta Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Stummellerche German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Terrera Marismeña Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vörhenyes pacsirta Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:09700 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

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.

15 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Armenia 20000/50000 (pairs) 1990-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Azerbaijan 10000/100000 (pairs) 1996-2000 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
Azerbaijan 100/1000 (individuals) 1996-2002 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
Georgia Present/Present (pairs) 2003 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
Portugal 70/76 (pairs) 2002 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Portugal 10/100 (pairs) 1990 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Russian Federation 1000000/3000000 (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 100000/1000000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Spain 230000/260000 (pairs) 1992 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
Spain 230000/260000 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Spain Macaronesian 17000/19000 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Turkey 300000/600000 (pairs) 2001 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
Turkey 10000/100000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Ukraine 200/2000 (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
Ukraine 10000/17000 (pairs) 1984 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
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.

15 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Armenia 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Azerbaijan 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Azerbaijan 1990-2000 Wintering Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Georgia 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Portugal 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% 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
Portugal 1970-1990 Breeding Information not available Information not available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Russian Federation 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 20% to 29% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Russian Federation 1970-1990 Breeding Stable, or change of less than 20% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Spain 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Spain 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Spain Macaronesian 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Turkey 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Turkey 1970-1990 Breeding Information not available Information not available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Ukraine 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 20% to 29% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Ukraine 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Source: BirdLife International
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