Asian Short-toed Lark

Asian Short-toed Lark
Asian Short-toed Lark Alaudala cheleensis kukunoorensis, semi-desert near Jinzi Lake (36.719109, 97.886371), Qinghai, China, August. The four panels show a single individual, a juvenile. Note stubby bill, noticeable extension of primaries beyond short tertials (Panel 2), and streaked breast (4). Hume’s Short-toed Lark Calandrella acutirostris and Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla show tertials overlapping primary tips, and neither has streaking across the breast. (Craig Brelsford)
Asian Short-toed Lark
Arid country north of Burqin, Xinjiang, May. Our teams found Asian Short-toed Lark at various places in the flat, arid, treeless steppes of the Jungar Basin. (Craig Brelsford)

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