LC
Somali Short-toed Lark Alaudala somalica



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Alaudala somalica (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as Calandrella somalica.

Taxonomic source(s)
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 Not Recognised
Species attributes

Migratory status nomadic 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) 958,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 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 - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -

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

Trend justification: The population is estimated to be declining following a recorded range contraction in Kenya (del Hoyo et al. 2004).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Ethiopia N Extant
Kenya N Extant
Somalia N Extant
Tanzania N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Ethiopia Arero forest
Ethiopia Liben plains and Negele woodlands
Ethiopia Mankubsa - Welenso forest
Ethiopia Yabello Sanctuary
Kenya Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves
Somalia Boorama plains
Somalia Daalo
Somalia Gacan Libaax
Somalia Lascaanod - Taleex - Ceel Chebet
Tanzania Longido Game Controlled Area
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Tanzania Serengeti National Park

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 600 - 1800 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Alaudala somalica. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2019.