White-winged Lark

Alauda leucoptera (Pallas, 1811) WHWLA 9650
Family: Passeriformes > Alaudidae

White-winged Lark, Yoav Perlman

A medium-sized streaky lark that is an extremely rare visitor to Britain from the steppes of central Asia.

A handful of records have been accepted for Britain, with others either not proven or linked to the Hastings Rarities affair.


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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


This vagrant has not been recorded in the UK for many decades and as such cannot be mapped.

Occupied 10-km squares in UK

European Distribution Map

European Breeding Bird Atlas 2


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about White-winged Lark, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Catalan: calàndria alablanca
Czech: skrivan belokrídlý
Danish: Hvidvinget Lærke
Dutch: Witvleugelleeuwerik
Estonian: valgetiib-stepilõoke
Finnish: valkosiipikiuru
French: Alouette leucoptère
German: Weißflügellerche
Hungarian: fehérszárnyú pacsirta
Icelandic: Brandlævirki
Italian: Calandra siberiana
Latvian: baltsparnu cirulis
Lithuanian: baltasparnis stepinis vieversys
Norwegian: Hvitvingelerke
Polish: skowronek bialoskrzydly
Portuguese: calhandra-ruiva
Slovak: škovránok bielokrídly
Slovenian: beloperuti kalander
Spanish: Calandria aliblanca
Swedish: vitvingad lärka

Links to more information from ConservationEvidence.com

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