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Thekla's Lark

(Galerida theklae)
Alternate name(s): "Thekla Lark"
German name(s): "Theklalerche"

Size: 15-17 cm; wing span 28-32 cm

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Thekla's Lark at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "theklae"

This race is also called the "Iberian Thekla's Lark".

ADULT

Sex unknown

Frontal view of Thekla's Lark (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Sagres, Algarve, Portugal, October 2019]

Frontal view of Thekla's Lark looking sideways (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mequinenza, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain, in September 2019]

Near-lateral view of Thekla's Lark (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Sagres, Algarve, Portugal, October 2019]

Near-lateral view of Thekla's Lark (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Monte da Vilarica, Assares, Tras os Montes, Portugal, May 2018]

Near-lateral view of Thekla's Lark - note the convex lower mandible (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, February 2016]

Near-lateral/ventral view of a Thekla's Lark (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mequinenza, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain, in September 2019]

Lateral view of Thekla's Lark (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, February 2015]

Lateral view of Thekla's Lark looking at the observer (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Sagres, Algarve, Portugal, October 2019]

Close-up lateral view of Thekla's Lark (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, February 2020]

Lateral view of Thekla's Lark; note that, of several photos of the same bird shown on this page, this is the only angle at which one can see the convex curvature of the lower mandible (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Sagres, Algarve, Portugal, October 2019]

Lateral view of Thekla's Lark (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, April 2019]

Lateral view of Thekla's Lark (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, April 2019]

Lateral view of Thekla's Lark (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mequinenza, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain, September 2019]

Near-dorsal view of Thekla's Lark (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, February 2020]

Dorsal view of Thekla's Lark (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Sagres, Algarve, Portugal, October 2019]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-lateral view of a juvenile Thekla's Lark; note the yellow gape (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, July 2018]

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