Asian Short-toed Lark Alaudala cheleensis Scientific name definitions

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



The Asian Short-toed Lark occurs in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, southern Kazakhstan, northern Mongolia and adjacent parts of southern Siberia, and northern China east to Heilongjiang and south to ca. 34°N.

Historical Changes to the Distribution

It appears that the range of the Asian Short-toed Lark has contracted substantially in Kazakhstan, where it now appears to occur mainly or exclusively in the western part of the range (P.A.).

Distribution of the Asian Short-toed Lark - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Asian Short-toed Lark

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.
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