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Photo by Askar Isabekov
Kogaly Lake, Jangala, Western Kazakhstan, June 2006
Alauda leucoptera


17-19 cm

  • Grey upperparts, with dark streaks
  • White underparts
  • Wings chestnut:
  • black outer flight feathers
  • white inner flight feathers

Adult male: chestnut crown Female similar, but lacks the chestnut head


Arid steppes of central Eurasia.


This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in the genus Melanocorypha.


Dry, open steppe and plains.



It nests on the ground, laying 3-8 eggs.


The diet includes seeds and insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Wikipedia

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