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Melanocorypha mongolica (Mongolian Lark)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Mongolian lark (Melanocorypha mongolica) is a species of lark in the Alaudidae family. It is found in China, Mongolia, and Russia.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.73932
EDGE Score: 1.90796


Adult Weight [1]  55 grams
Female Weight [1]  50 grams
Male Weight [4]  59 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  20 %
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  50 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Clutch Size [3]  4
Incubation [1]  15 days


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mountains of Central Asia Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan No
Mountains of Southwest China China, Myanmar No


Parasitized by 
Ceratophyllus chutsaensis[5]
Ceratophyllus garei[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Hong Kong Zool. & Botanical Gardens


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4Piecocki, R. & A. Bolod (1972): Beiträge zur Avifauna der Mongolei. Teil II. Passeriformes: Ergebnisse der Mongolisch-Deutschen Biologischen Expeditionen seit 1962, Nr. 56. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 48: 41-175
5International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Specially protected natural territories of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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