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 Critically Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 species code A525


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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
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
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

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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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