• Order: Passeriformes
  • Suborder: Passeri
  • Family: Alaudidae
  • Genus: Melanocorypha
  • Spedies: M. Calandrella
  • Birdsong


They are often seen in flight, which is powerful, propelled by slow and deep wing beats. Calandra Larks are the largest larks of the area and favour extensive grasslands. They can be easily identified thanks to the bold white trailing edge to the wing, the very dark underwing and the black collar. They are usually in small groups and several will often sing quite close together, circling high in the sky and singing for continuously for long periods. They also often chase each other around in fast, low altitude flights. They can be seen throughout the year.

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