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Lullula arborea

Map of the common names

Like Skylark (Alauda arvensis), but smaller (L 12 cm), with shorter tail and broad whitish supercilia. Sings at night and in morning. Occurs in woodland glades, undulating country with scattered trees, also on alpine meadows and sparsely timbered heathland. The diet is insects and spiders in summer and seeds in other seasons. Migrant.

Watercolour by Serge Nicolle

Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
The main causes of the decline are habitat loss and deterioration through intensive arable agriculture, reduction of pastoral activity and afforestation.

Distribution map

yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor

Population :
700,000 / 2,500,000 pairs

Drawing by Manuel Manolos


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