Tibetan lark

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Tibetan lark
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Melanocorypha
Species:
M. maxima
Binomial name
Melanocorypha maxima
Blyth, 1867
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The Tibetan lark (Melanocorypha maxima) is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae found on the Tibetan plateau from north-western India to central China. [3] Alternate names for this species include the Asiatic lark, long-billed calandra lark and long-billed lark. [4]

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References

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Melanocorypha maxima". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. Based on maps in the Handbook of the Birds of the World and the BirdLife Datazone
  3. "Nicators, reedling & larks « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  4. "Melanocorypha maxima - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-15.