Does anyone know when crested larks will be migrating out of the UAE?
Oh great he is not migratory! I have rescued one with broken wing, and it heal now, but still needs to recover to get full mobility over it's wing
Well done & happy healing :-)
From the online checklist:
Crested Lark Galerida cristata
Very common to abundant resident; numbers and range increasing.
Other larks, that ARE migratory:
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis
Fairly common winter visitor, November to mid-March, rarely in April and October.
Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula
Uncommon and localised migrant and winter visitor in small numbers, October to April. First record Ruwais 18 Nov 1991 (NARC).
Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata
Uncommon migrant and localised winter visitor, November to mid-March.
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
Subspecies artemisianaconfirmed, and nominate brachydactylapresumed regular visitor.
Common migrant, mid-February to early April and mid-August to November; may breed.
Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens
Breeding birds probably belongs to subspecies persica.
Localised breeding visitor and fairly common migrant and winter visitor, September to April.
Asian Short-toed Lark, part of the cheelensissubspecies-groupnot reliably reported.