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Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti



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
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
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 24 g
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 24,600,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 23,000,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Increasing 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 - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified. In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 30-120 pairs, which equates to 60-240 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2015), but Europe forms <5% of the global range.

Trend justification: The population is estimated to be increasing following recent records of range expansions (del Hoyo et al. 2004). The tiny European population is estimated to be decreasing (BirdLife International 2015).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan N Extant Yes
Algeria N Extant
Bahrain N Extant Yes
Burkina Faso N Extant Yes
Chad N Extant
Cyprus V Extant
Djibouti N Extant
Egypt N Extant
Eritrea N Extant
Ethiopia N Extant
India N Extant
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes
Israel N Extant Yes
Jordan N Extant Yes
Kuwait N Extant Yes
Lebanon V Extant Yes
Libya N Extant
Mali N Extant
Mauritania N Extant
Morocco N Extant
Niger N Extant
Oman N Extant Yes
Pakistan N Extant
Palestinian Authority Territories N Extant Yes
Qatar N Extant Yes
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant
Sudan N Extant Yes
Syria N Extant Yes
Tajikistan N Extant Yes
Tunisia N Extant
Turkey N Extant Yes
Turkmenistan N Extant Yes
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes
Uzbekistan N Extant
Western Sahara N Extant Yes
Yemen N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Djibouti Forêt de Day
Djibouti Kadda Guéïni - Doumêra
Djibouti Ali Sabieh - Assâmo
Algeria Belezma
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 St Katherine Protectorate
Egypt Gebel Maghara
Egypt Quseima
Egypt Wadi Gerafi
Egypt Ain Sukhna
Eritrea Massawa coast
Eritrea Gulf of Zula
Eritrea Danakil lowlands
Libya Nefhusa
Libya Ghat oases
Morocco Région Fouchal - Matarka
Morocco Parc National du Haut Atlas Oriental
Morocco Jbel Krouz
Morocco Piste de Tagdilt
Morocco Merzouga/Tamezguidat
Morocco Oued Mird
Morocco Msseyed
Morocco Baie d'Ad Dakhla
Morocco Dakhla area
Mali Ag Oua - Ag Arbech
Mauritania Tamreïkat
Mauritania Chegga
Mauritania El Mréiti
Mauritania Kediet ej Jill
Mauritania El Ghallâouîya
Mauritania Banc d'Arguin National Park
Mauritania Arâguîb el Jahfa
Niger Dallol Boboye
Niger NNR Aïr - Ténéré
Sudan Mukawwar island and Dunganab bay
Sudan Khor Arba'at
Chad Tibesti massif
Chad Fada Archei
Chad Ouadi Rimé - Ouadi Achim
Tunisia Chott Djerid
Tunisia Côte de Zerkine et El Grine
Tunisia Golfe de Boughrara
Tunisia Sebkhet Nouaïel
Tunisia Douz Laâla
Tunisia Snam
Tunisia Ghidma
Tunisia Jbil
Tunisia Sidi Toui
United Arab Emirates Masafi - Tayibah area
Israel Judean desert
Iraq Gasr Muhaiwir, Wadi Hauran
Jordan Dana
Jordan Burqu'
Saudi Arabia Harrat al-Harrah
Yemen Bab al-Mandab - Mawza
Yemen Wadi Jahr
Palestinian Authority Territories Jerusalem wilderness
Jordan Hisma Basin - Rum
Iraq Anah and Rawa
Iraq Tharthar Lake and Al-Dhebaeji Fields
Iraq Augla, Wadi Hauran
Iraq Razzaza Lake
Kuwait Al-Batin Park
Syria Sabkhat al-Jabboul
Syria Tadmur desert and mountains
United Arab Emirates Al Marmoom Desert
Yemen Mafraq al-Mukha
Yemen Wadi al-Birayn
Jordan Shaumari
Uzbekistan Karnabchul Steppe
Turkmenistan Gurykhovudan
Turkmenistan Repetek
Turkmenistan Nargyz
Tajikistan Kayrakkum Reservoir
Tajikistan Tigrovaya Balka Nature Reserve
Turkmenistan Kurendag - Garagoz
Turkmenistan Uly Balkan
Uzbekistan Kattakurgan Reservoir
Turkey Mardin Threshold
Turkey Karkamış
Afghanistan Registan desert
Lebanon Semi Deserts of Ras Baalbek
Iraq Wadi Al-W’eir & Sh'eeb Abu-Talha
Iraq Haditha Wetlands and Baghdadi
Iraq Jazman (Zurbatia)
Iraq Teeb Oasis and Zubaidaat
Yemen Desert west of Al-Ghayda
Yemen The wooded Mahra
Yemen Ma'rib - Naqil Fardah - Baraqish
Niger Termit Mountains
Turkmenistan Badhyz

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot major resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 3000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - International Non-trivial Recent
Sport hunting/specimen collecting - - Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Ammomanes deserti. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/08/2020.