Calandra Lark (GREECE)
Calandra Lark
Scientific Name 
Melanocorypha calandra
Arabic Name 
القبرة سوداء الصدر
Kuwaiti name 
20.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 

In Kuwait


Vagrant. This is a bird of steppe and grassland, and Kuwait is just beyond its normal distribution. Care is needed to distinguish it from the nearly identical Bimaculated Lark where the wing and tail patterns are distinctions from its more easterly relatives.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 2 records for Kuwait with the last from Jahra East Outfall in November 2007
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with a declining population. It breeds in warm temperate countries around the Mediterranean and eastwards through Turkey into northern Iran and southern Russia. It is replaced further east by its relative, the Bimaculated Lark
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation