Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Alaudidae > Genus: Galerida > Species: Galerida cristata

Crested Lark - Galerida cristata (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Declining
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 176 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
Natura 2000 species code A244

Distribution

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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

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
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Secure
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000024 Spain Doñana Map
ES0000031 Spain Sierra de Grazalema Map
ES0000035 Spain Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Map
ES0000045 Spain Sierra Alhamilla Map
ES0000046 Spain Cabo de Gata-Níjar Map
ES0000048 Spain Punta Entinas-Sabinar Map
ES0000140 Spain Bahía de Cádiz Map
ES0000144 Spain Urdaibaiko itsasadarra / Ría de Urdaibai Map
ES0000175 Spain Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar Map
ES6110002 Spain Karst en Yesos de Sorbas Map
ES6110003 Spain Sierra Maria - Los Vélez Map
ES6130002 Spain Sierras Subbéticas Map
ES6140004 Spain Sierra Nevada Map
ES6150003 Spain Estero de Domingo Rubio Map
ES6150005 Spain Marismas de Isla Cristina Map
ES6160007 Spain Sierra Mágina Map
ES6170006 Spain Sierra de Las Nieves Map
IT1180004 Italy Greto dello Scrivia Map
IT2020003 Italy Palude di Albate Map
IT2060015 Italy Bosco de l'Isola Map
IT2080301 Italy Boschi del Ticino Map
IT2090009 Italy Morta di Bertonico Map
IT20A0001 Italy Morta di Pizzighettone Map
IT20A0002 Italy Naviglio di Melotta Map
IT20A0003 Italy Palata Menasciutto Map
IT20A0004 Italy Le Bine Map
IT20A0005 Italy Lanca di Gabbioneta Map
IT20A0006 Italy Lanche di Azzanello Map
IT20A0007 Italy Bosco della Marisca Map
IT20A0008 Italy Isola Uccellanda Map
IT20A0009 Italy Bosco di Barco Map
IT20B0006 Italy Isola Boscone Map
IT20B0008 Italy Paludi di Ostiglia Map
IT20B0009 Italy Valli del Mincio Map
IT20B0012 Italy Complesso morenico di Castellaro Lagusello Map
IT4010016 Italy Basso Trebbia Map
IT4010017 Italy Conoide del Nure e Bosco di Fornace vecchia Map
IT4020021 Italy Medio Taro Map
IT4060002 Italy Valli di Comacchio Map
IT4060008 Italy Valle del Mezzano Map
IT51A0036 Italy Pianure del Parco della Maremma Map
IT5210003 Italy Fiume Tevere tra San Giustino e Pierantonio Map
IT5210012 Italy Boschi di Montelovesco - Monte delle Portole Map
IT5210015 Italy Valle del Torrente Nese - Monti Acuto - Corona Map
IT5210070 Italy Lago Trasimeno Map
IT5210075 Italy Boschi e pascoli di Fratticiola Selvatica (Valfabbrica) Map
IT5210076 Italy Monte Alago (Nocera Umbra) Map
IT9210020 Italy Bosco Cupolicchio Map
IT9210220 Italy Murge di S. Oronzio Map
IT9220055 Italy Bosco Pantano di Policoro e Costa Ionica Foce Sinni Map
IT9220255 Italy Valle Basento - Ferrandina Scalo Map
IT9220260 Italy Valle Basento Grassano Scalo - Grottole Map
SKCHVU003 Slovakia Cerová vrchovina - Porimavie Map
SKCHVU005 Slovakia Dolne Povazie Map
SKCHVU015 Slovakia Medzibodrozie Map
SKCHVU021 Slovakia Poiplie Map
SKCHVU023 Slovakia Ulanska mokrad Map
SKCHVU037 Slovakia Ondavska rovina Map
ES6160011 Spain Río Guadiana Menor - Tramo Inferior Map
IT9210270 Italy Appennino Lucano, Monte Volturino Map
IT9220085 Italy Costa Ionica Foce Basento Map
IT5220023 Italy Monti San Pancrazio - Oriolo Map
IT9310040 Italy Montegiordano Marina Map
ES6110008 Spain Sierras de Gádor y Enix Map
IT20A0401 Italy Riserva Regionale Bosco Ronchetti Map
ES6110004 Spain Sierra del Oso Map
IT5220011 Italy Zona umida di Alviano Map
IT2090702 Italy Po di Corte S. Andrea Map
IT9310051 Italy Dune di Camigliano Map
SKUEV0313 Slovakia Devinske jazero Map
IT3341002 Italy Aree Carsiche della Venezia Giulia Map
IT20A0018 Italy Cave Danesi Map
IT5220008 Italy Monti Amerini Map
IT9210215 Italy Monte Li Foi Map
IT5210061 Italy Torrente Naia Map
IT20B0501 Italy Viadana, Portiolo, San Benedetto Po e Ostiglia Map
IT4020025 Italy Parma Morta Map
IT20A0502 Italy Lanca di Gussola Map
IT5210025 Italy Ansa degli Ornari (Perugia) Map
IT4020023 Italy Barboj di Rivalta Map
IT9220095 Italy Costa Ionica Foce Cavone Map
IT2080702 Italy Po di Monticelli Pavese e Chignolo Po Map
IT9330087 Italy Lago La Vota Map
SKUEV0397 Slovakia Vah pri Zamarovciach Map
IT8010028 Italy Foce Volturno - Variconi Map
IT5210043 Italy Sorgiva dell'Aiso Map
IT20B0401 Italy Parco Regionale Oglio Sud Map
ES6140007 Spain Sierras del Campanario y Las Cabras Map
IT9210155 Italy Marina di Castrocucco Map
IT5210040 Italy Boschi dell'alta Valle del Nestore Map
ES6150010 Spain Andévalo Occidental Map
IT9310025 Italy Valle del Fiume Lao Map
ES6150012 Spain Dehesa del Estero y Montes de Moguer Map
IT5210039 Italy Fiume Timia (Bevagna - Cannara) Map
ES6110007 Spain La Serrata de Cabo de Gata Map
IT5210020 Italy Boschi di Ferretto - Bagnolo Map
IT5220012 Italy Boschi di Farneta (Monte Castrilli) Map
IT5210018 Italy Lago Trasimeno Map
SKUEV0367 Slovakia Holubyho kopanice Map
IT20A0020 Italy Gabbioneta Map
IT5220004 Italy Boschi di Prodo - Corbara Map
IT4030023 Italy Fontanili di Gattatico e Fiume Enza Map
IT9310304 Italy Alto Ionio Cosentino Map
ES6110014 Spain Artos de El Ejido Map
IT20A0016 Italy Spiaggioni di Spinadesco Map
IT9310043 Italy Fiumara Avena Map
ES6140006 Spain Sierra de Arana Map
IT20A0015 Italy Bosco Ronchetti Map
IT5210054 Italy Fiume Tevere tra Monte Molino e Pontecuti (Tevere Morto) Map
IT9350145 Italy Fiumara Amendolea (incluso Roghudi, Chorio e Rota Greco) Map
IT20A0019 Italy Barco Map
SKUEV0032 Slovakia Ladmovske vapence Map
IT5210028 Italy Boschi e brughiere di Panicarola Map
ES6110006 Spain Ramblas de Gérgal, Tabernas y Sur de Sierra Alhamilla Map
ES6150014 Spain Marismas y Riberas del Tinto Map
IT9220090 Italy Costa Ionica Foce Bradano Map
IT4020022 Italy Basso Taro Map
IT9220080 Italy Costa Ionica Foce Agri Map
IT3340006 Italy Carso Triestino e Goriziano Map
IT5220022 Italy Lago di San Liberato Map
IT2090503 Italy Castelnuovo Bocca d'Adda Map
IT20A0013 Italy Lanca di Gerole Map
ES6140003 Spain Sierra de Huétor Map
IT9350160 Italy Spiaggia di Brancaleone Map
IT20A0017 Italy Scolmatore di Genivolta Map
IT20B0017 Italy Ansa e Valli del Mincio Map
IT3311001 Italy Magredi di Pordenone Map
IT20B0016 Italy Ostiglia Map
IT9310008 Italy La Petrosa Map
ES6140008 Spain Sierra de Loja Map
ES6150019 Spain Bajo Guadalquivir Map
IT20A0014 Italy Lancone di Gussola Map
IT20B0402 Italy Riserva Regionale Garzaia di Pomponesco Map
ES6140001 Spain Sierra de Baza Map
IT9350143 Italy Saline Joniche Map
IT20A0503 Italy Isola Maria Luigia Map
IT5210077 Italy Boschi a Farnetto di Collestrada (Perugia) Map
SKUEV0121 Slovakia Marhecke rybniky Map
IT9210271 Italy Appennino Lucano, Valle Agri, Monte Sirino, Monte Raparo Map
IT9310042 Italy Fiumara Saraceno Map
IT9310045 Italy Macchia della Bura Map
IT20A0402 Italy Riserva Regionale Lanca di Gerole Map
IT20A0501 Italy Spinadesco Map
IT1160054 Italy Fiume Tanaro e Stagni di Neive Map
ROSPA0022 Romania Comana Map
ROSPA0009 Romania Beștepe - Mahmudia Map
ROSPA0032 Romania Deniz Tepe Map
ROSPA0036 Romania Dumbrăveni Map
ROSPA0105 Romania Valea Mostiștea Map
ROSPA0004 Romania Balta Albă - Amara - Jirlău Map
ROSPA0051 Romania Iezerul Călărași Map
ROSPA0002 Romania Allah Bair - Capidava Map
ROSPA0038 Romania Dunăre - Oltenița Map
ROSPA0090 Romania Ostrovu Lung - Gostinu Map
ROSPA0101 Romania Stepa Saraiu - Horea Map
ROSPA0094 Romania Pădurea Hagieni Map
ROSPA0062 Romania Lacurile de acumulare de pe Argeș Map
ROSPA0067 Romania Lunca Barcăului Map
ROSPA0068 Romania Lunca inferioară a Turului Map
ROSPA0044 Romania Grădiștea - Căldărușani - Dridu Map
ROSPA0001 Romania Aliman - Adamclisi Map
ROSPA0017 Romania Canaralele de la Hârșova Map
ROSPA0008 Romania Băneasa - Canaraua Fetei Map
ROSPA0065 Romania Lacurile Fundata - Amara Map
ROSPA0061 Romania Lacul Techirghiol Map
IT3270024 Italy Vallona di Loreo Map
IT9210150 Italy Monte Coccovello - Monte Crivo - Monte Crive Map
CY6000007 Cyprus POTAMOS PANAGIAS STAZOUSAS Map
IT5170009 Italy Lago di Santa Luce Map
ROSPA0066 Romania Limanu - Herghelia Map
AT1304000 Austria Bisamberg (Wiener Teil) Map
AT2213000 Austria Steirische Grenzmur mit Gamlitzbach und Gnasbach Map
ROSPA0137 Romania Pădurea Radomir Map
ROSPA0141 Romania Subcarpații Vrancei Map
ROSPA0124 Romania Lacurile de pe Valea Ilfovului Map
IT9120012 Italy Scoglio dell'Eremita Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Búbospacsirta Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Cappellaccia Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Cekulainais cirulis Latvian Latvian NRC
Chocholouš obecný Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Cochevis huppé French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Cogujada Común Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Cotovia-de-poupa Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Crested Lark English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Dzierlatka Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Haubenlerche German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kuifleeuwerik Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tofslärka Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Topplerke Norwegian Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning
Töyhtökiuru Finnish 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:09720 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

No external data sets available for this species
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