SPECIES

Asian Short-toed Lark Alaudala cheleensis Scientific name definitions

Per Alström, Sundev Gombobaatar, and Paul F. Donald
Version: 2.0 — Published October 24, 2023

Tables and Appendices

Table 1

Mean values ± standard deviation for six morphological traits for the five main clades in the Eurasian Alaudala complex. P5 and P6 = primary number five and number six, respectively, numbered descendently. Pattern R6 refers to the ratio between the amount of white on the tip and base on the inner web of the outermost rectrix (R6; no values available for Sand Lark).

  Turkestan Short-toed Lark
(A. heinei)
Sand Lark
(A. raytal)
Mediterranean Short-toed Lark
(A. rufescens)
Asian Short-toed Lark
(A. cheleensis)
cheleensis clade
Asian Short-toed Lark
(A. cheleensis)
leucophaea clade
  Male
(n = 97)
Female
(n = 37)
Male
(n = 31)
Female
(n = 17)
Male
(n = 117)
Female
(n = 77)
Male
(n = 30)
Female
(n = 10)
Male
(n = 23)
Female
(n = 15)
Wing 100.1 ± 2.8 93.9 ± 2.8 85.3 ± 2.7 79.7 ± 2.2 90.2 ± 2.46 85.0 ± 2.4 95.3 ± 3.6 89.2 ± 3.3 97.8 ± 2.0 92.3 ± 2.5
Tail 60.2 ± 3.1 56.3 ± 2.8 46.4 ± 2.1 42.6 ± 2.7 51.8 ± 2.2 48.4 ± 2.3 65.6 ± 4.0 62.0 ± 4.4 65.4 ± 2.3 61.2 ± 2.3
Bill Length 13.3 ± 1.1 12.7 ± 1.0 14.3 ± 0.9 13.4 ± 0.8 12.1 ± 0.5 11.8 ± 0.4 13.3 ± 0.8 13.0 ± 0.5 12.8 ± 0.6 12.6 ± 0.6
Bill Depth 5.8 ± 0.4 5.4 ± 0.4 4.6 ± 0.2 4.6 ± 0.2 4.9 ± 0.3 4.7 ± 0.2 4.9 ± 0.2 4.7 ± 0.2 4.9 ± 0.3 4.7 ± 0.2
P5 14.4 ± 1.6 13.1 ± 1.1 9.6 ± 1.1 8.3 ± 1.0 12.1 ± 1.2 11.1 ± 1.1 10.4 ± 1.1 9.0 ± 0.7 11.0 ± 0.9 10.9 ± 1.0
P6 6.7 ± 1.1 6.0 ± 1.1 3.6 ± 0.9 3.0 ± 1.0 5.0 ± 0.9 4.6 ± 0.8 3.5 ± 0.7 2.7 ± 0.8 4.0 ± 0.8 4.0 ± 0.6
Pattern R6 0.14 ± 0.08 0.18 ± 0.09 0.17 ± 0.09 0.18 ± 0.10 0.32 ± 0.18 0.42 ± 0.10 0.40 ± 0.20 0.42 ± 0.12

Recommended Citation

Alström, P., S. Gombobaatar, and P. F. Donald (2023). Asian Short-toed Lark (Alaudala cheleensis), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.lstlar2.02