Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Alaudidae > Genus: Eremophila > Species: Eremophila alpestris

Shore Lark - Eremophila alpestris (Gmelin, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Near threatened
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 8 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Wintering habitats
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A248


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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
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
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
DE2210401 Germany Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer und angrenzendes Küstenmeer Map
DE3938401 Germany Zerbster Land Map
FI1100201 Finland Hailuoto, pohjoisranta Map
FI1302001 Finland Kevo Map
IT3341002 Italy Aree Carsiche della Venezia Giulia Map
DE0916491 Germany Ramsar-Gebiet S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete Map
IT3340006 Italy Carso Triestino e Goriziano Map
ROSPA0125 Romania Lacurile Vaduri și Pângărați Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Allodola golagialla Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Alondra Cornuda Lapona Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Alouette hausse-col French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Berglärka Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Cotovia-cornuda Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Fjellerke Norwegian Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning
Górniczek Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Havasi fülespacsirta Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ohrenlerche German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Shore Lark English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Strandleeuwerik Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tunturikiuru Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:09780 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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