Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Larks :: Oriental Skylark

Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula

Described by: Franklin (1831)
Alternate common name(s): Eastern Skylark, Small Skylark, Lesser Skylark, Indian Skylark
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Poyang Lake, China - Dec 6, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Poyang Lake, China - Dec 6, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Delhi, India - Apr 10, 2005 © Nikhil Devasar  Sultanpur National Park, Haryana, India - Dec, 2007 © Rajneesh Suvarna 
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C. to se Asia and the Philippines;
(1) E. from the Aral Sea area in Turkestan, e. Kazakhstan, s. Uzbekistan, e. Turkmenistan and e. Iran e. to Afghanistan, w. and sw. Tadjikistan, Pakistan and nw. India. Sri Lanka?
(2) Sw. Pamir Mountains, ex. ne. Afghanistan, and w. Himalayas of ne. Pakistan s. to n. Punjab and e. to Nepal.
(3) Se. Tibet on most of the Tibetan Plateau, Nepal, w. China (e. Quinghai, Gansu, and ex. Sw. Inner Mongolia).
(4) Hainan Is.
(5) C. and s. Thailand , Cambodia, and Vietnam.
(6) Taiwan.
(7) Philippines (Luzon, Sibuyan, Ticao, Negros, Bohol, and Mindanao).
(8) E. Himalays of e. Bhutan, s. China (se. Xizang and w. Yunnan), and n. Burma.
(9) C. and e. China (se. Gansu and s. Shaanxi s. to s. and e. Sichuan, and e. in the Yangtse Valley.
(10) Se. and s. China and n. Vietnam.
(11) Nc. And ne. India e. to s. Burma.
(12) S. India and Sri Lanka.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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