LC
Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes



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 -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 21,600,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend decreasing - estimated -
Generation length 3.7 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common and widespread (del Hoyo et al. 2004).

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


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Afghanistan extant native yes
Algeria extant native yes
Bahrain extant native yes
Cape Verde extant native yes
Chad extant native yes
Djibouti extant native yes
Egypt extant native yes
Eritrea extant native yes
Ethiopia extant native yes
India extant native yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of extant native yes
Iraq extant native yes
Israel extant native yes
Italy extant vagrant yes
Jordan extant native yes
Kuwait extant native yes
Lebanon extant vagrant yes
Libya extant native yes
Mali extant native yes
Malta extant vagrant yes
Mauritania extant native yes
Morocco extant native yes
Niger extant native yes
Oman extant native yes
Pakistan extant native yes
Qatar extant native yes
Saudi Arabia extant native yes
Senegal extant native yes
Somalia extant native yes
Spain extant vagrant yes
Sudan extant native yes
Syria extant native yes
Tunisia extant native yes
Türkiye extant vagrant yes
United Arab Emirates extant native yes
Western Sahara extant native yes
Yemen extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Djibouti Lac Abhé
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 Dehalak Archipelago and offshore islands
Eritrea Massawa coast
Eritrea Danakil lowlands
Libya Zallaf
Libya Ghat oases
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 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
Sudan Khor Arba'at
Chad Tibesti massif
Chad Fada Archei
Chad Ouadi Rimé - Ouadi Achim
Tunisia Bouhedma
Tunisia Sebkhet Ennoual
Tunisia Sebkhet Sidi Mansour
Tunisia Chott Djerid
Tunisia Jbil
Tunisia Sidi Toui
Afghanistan Registan desert
Iran, Islamic Republic of Bahu Kalat (Gandu) Protected Area
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
Oman Jiddat al Harasis
United Arab Emirates Dubai Desert
United Arab Emirates Al Marmoom Desert
Jordan Shaumari
Iraq Razzaza Lake
Iraq Dalmaj Marsh
Iraq Wadi Al-W’eir & Sh'eeb Abu-Talha
Iraq Tharthar Lake and Al-Dhebaeji Fields
Iraq West Hammar
Iraq Haditha Wetlands and Baghdadi
Iraq Jazman (Zurbatia)
Iraq Teeb Oasis and Zubaidaat
Yemen Hawf deciduous cloud forest

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot major resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Alaemon alaudipes. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/greater-hoopoe-lark-alaemon-alaudipes on 22/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 22/02/2024.