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Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
Cramp, S. and Simmons, K.E.L. (eds). 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 18,700,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing estimated -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally common, although rare on Fogo island, Cape Verde and uncommon in Jordan and abundant on Sal, Boavista, and mayo, Cape Verde and very common in central Saudi Arabia (del Hoyo et al. 2004).

Trend justification: The population is estimated to be in decline following recorded declines in recent decades (del Hoyo et al. 2004).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan N Extant Yes
Algeria N Extant Yes
Bahrain N Extant Yes
Cape Verde N Extant Yes
Chad N Extant Yes
Egypt N Extant Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes
Israel N Extant Yes
Italy V Extant Yes
Jordan N Extant Yes
Kuwait N Extant Yes
Lebanon V Extant Yes
Libya N Extant Yes
Mali N Extant Yes
Malta V Extant Yes
Mauritania N Extant Yes
Morocco N Extant Yes
Niger N Extant Yes
Oman N Extant Yes
Pakistan N Extant Yes
Qatar N Extant Yes
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
Syria N Extant Yes
Tunisia N Extant Yes
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes Yes
Western Sahara N Extant Yes
Yemen N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Algeria Djebel Aissa
Algeria Parc National du Tassili N'Ajjer
Algeria Parc National de l'Ahaggar
Egypt Nabq Protected Area
Egypt Gebel Elba
Egypt The Abraq area
Egypt Gebel Maghara
Egypt Quseima
Egypt Wadi Gerafi
Egypt El Qasr desert
Egypt Ain Sukhna
Libya Ghat oases
Morocco Région Fouchal - Matarka
Morocco Jbel Krouz
Morocco Piste de Tagdilt
Morocco Merzouga/Tamezguidat
Morocco Oued Mird
Morocco Msseyed
Morocco Baie d'Ad Dakhla
Morocco Dakhla area
Mauritania Tamreïkat
Mauritania Chegga
Mauritania El Mréiti
Mauritania Kediet ej Jill
Mauritania El Ghallâouîya
Mauritania Banc d'Arguin National Park
Mauritania Ibi (Graret el Frass)
Mauritania Arâguîb el Jahfa
Mauritania Wagchogda
Mauritania Tinigart
Mauritania Wad Initi
Niger NNR Aïr - Ténéré
Sudan Mukawwar island and Dunganab bay
Chad Tibesti massif
Chad Fada Archei
Chad Ouadi Rimé - Ouadi Achim
Tunisia Bouhedma
Tunisia Steppe de Gafsa
Tunisia Sebkhet Ennoual
Tunisia Côte de Zerkine et El Grine
Tunisia Golfe de Boughrara
Tunisia Jbil
Afghanistan Registan desert
Iran, Islamic Republic of Kavir region
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hamoun-i Sabari and Hamoun-i Hirmand
Jordan Dana
Jordan Burqu'
Saudi Arabia Harrat al-Harrah
Jordan Hisma Basin - Rum
Iran, Islamic Republic of Touran
Iran, Islamic Republic of Namakazar basin
Iran, Islamic Republic of Sahlabad area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hormod Protected Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hamoun-i Gabi
Kuwait Al-Batin Park
Oman Jiddat al Harasis
United Arab Emirates Al Marmoom Desert
United Arab Emirates Al Houbara
Jordan Shaumari
Lebanon Semi Deserts of Ras Baalbek
Iraq Razzaza Lake
Iraq Dalmaj Marsh
Iraq Jazman (Zurbatia)
Iraq Teeb Oasis and Zubaidaat
Niger Termit Mountains

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot major resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1700 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Ammomanes cinctura. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/10/2021.