Sand Lark Alaudala raytal Scientific name definitions

Prasad Ganpule and Per Alström
Version: 2.0 — Published May 7, 2022

Movements and Migration


The Sand Lark is resident and sedentary, not known to undertake migration. Individuals are seen in the same area all year round in Gujarat, India (PG). Sand Larks may exhibit some short local movements in the non-breeding season, but these facts are not well established. For instance, during the non-breeding season, Sand Lark has been seen in a dried lake in Kachchh, where it was not seen in the breeding season, suggesting that the Sand Lark moves short distances between different seasonal habitats (PG). There have also been reports of Sand Lark wintering in Desert National Park, where it was not seen in the breeding season (PG). Further study is required to ascertain whether some individuals undertake short local movements.

Dispersal and Site Fidelity

No information.

Recommended Citation

Ganpule, P. and P. Alström (2022). Sand Lark (Alaudala raytal), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (N. D. Sly, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.sanlar1.02