LC
Hume's Lark Calandrella acutirostris



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

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#.
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#.
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
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 full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 6,240,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 1,770,000
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 Stable suspected -
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 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be not uncommon in China, frequent to scarce in Pakistan, common in Nepal, common in Ladakh, not very common in Sikkim and rare in Bhutan ( Grimmett et al. 1998, MacKinnon and Phillipps 2000).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan N Extant Yes
Bangladesh N Extant
Bhutan N Extant
China (mainland) N Extant
India N Extant
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes
Israel V Extant
Kazakhstan N Extant Yes
Kyrgyzstan N Extant Yes
Nepal N Extant
Pakistan N Extant
Tajikistan N Extant Yes
Turkmenistan N Extant Yes
Uzbekistan N Extant Yes Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Afghanistan Salang Kotal
Afghanistan Bande Amir
Afghanistan Hari Rud valley
Uzbekistan Angren Plateau
Uzbekistan Amankutan (Takhtakaracha Pass)
Uzbekistan Dzhum-Dzhum
Kazakhstan Aksu-Dzhabagly State Nature Reserve
Tajikistan Bulunkul and Yashilkul lakes and mountains
Tajikistan Zorkul Nature Reserve (Lake Victoria)
Tajikistan Rangkul valley (Rangkul & Shorkul Lakes)
Tajikistan Dzhavshangoz
Tajikistan Kondara Gorge
Tajikistan Iskanderkul lake and mountains
Tajikistan Drumkul Lake
Tajikistan Aktash massif
Tajikistan Kulikalon Lakes
Tajikistan Ishkashim
Tajikistan Dashtidjum
Tajikistan Kattasay and Daganasay Reservoirs
Uzbekistan Central section of the Kurama Mountain Range
Uzbekistan Pulatkhan Gorge
Uzbekistan Oygaing River Valley
Uzbekistan Gissar State Nature Reserve
Afghanistan Big Pamir
Kyrgyzstan Eastern Alai
Kyrgyzstan Gorge Tash-Rabat
Kyrgyzstan Lake Chatyr-Kul
Kyrgyzstan Western Alai, Kok-Suu river
Nepal Langtang National Park
Nepal Makalu Barun National Park

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot major non-breeding
Desert Hot major breeding
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable breeding
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable non-breeding
Altitude 1000 - 5000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Calandrella acutirostris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2020.