Asian Short-toed Lark Alaudala cheleensis Scientific name definitions

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

Conservation and Management

Not globally threatened. Described as the most common bird in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia in China (18).

Effects of Human Activity

Habitat Loss and Degradation

In Mongolia, populations may be negatively affected as a result of increased livestock numbers, habitat degradation (including loss caused by mining activities), and steppe fires (16, 36, 15, 14). However, the impact of these actors is poorly understood.

Hunting and Trapping

No trade or poaching have been recorded in Mongolia.

Pesticides and Other Contaminants/Toxics

Poisoning by bromadiolone, a rodenticide used to control pest rodent, particularly Brandt’s vole (Lasiopodomys brandtii) in steppe habitats, has been reported in Mongolia (26, 28, 14).

Collisions with Stationary/Moving Structures or Objects

Collisions with electric wires (29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35) and vehicles cause some mortality in Mongolia (14).


Information needed.

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