Species names in all available languages
|English (Bangladesh)||Eastern Short-toed Lark (Sykes's Short-toed Lark)|
|English (India)||Mongolian Short-toed Lark (Sykes's Short-toed Lark)|
|English (United States)||Mongolian Short-toed Lark|
|French||Alouette de Sykes|
|Serbian||Sajkova mala ševa|
|Spanish (Spain)||Terrera oriental|
|Turkish||Moğol Bozkır Toygarı|
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Calandrella dukhunensis (Sykes, 1832)
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Mongolian Short-toed Lark Calandrella dukhunensis Scientific name definitions
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Movements and Migration
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It migrates between breeding grounds in Mongolia to winter quarters in southern India.
Timing and Routes of Migration
The routes and phenology are not well known and poorly studied. It arrives at the breeding sites in late April to early May and leaves by late September to early October (GS). It appears to migrate through China mainly from late March/early April to mid-May and in the last third of August to early/mid Octoberl (4). In the Beijing area in China it is mainly found from early April to early May, peaking in mid-April (4, 21). It occurs in India from September to April (10).
Large post-breeding flocks of up to more than 1,000 individuals are recorded in east and south-east Mongolia in late August and early September, often in mixed flocks with Horned Larks (Eremophila alpestris) and Mongolian Larks (Melanocorypha mongolica) (4; GS).