English: Mongolian Lark, Mongolian Sand Lark,
Mongolian SkylarkBody length: 18-22 cm
Russian: Монгольский жаворонок
French: Alouette de Mongolie
Japanese: コウテンシ (Kotenshi)
Wing span: 26-36 cm
Breeding season: May-August
Egg number: 4-6
Egg colour: Pale olive with dark or reddish
brown speckles and spots.
1-2 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least concern
Food: Insects and their larvae, spiders and
seeds of various plants.
Habitat: Nest in dried grasses lined with
softer and finer grasses and hairs on the ground. The nest is located behind
dried horse droppings, cattle faeces, and tussocks, tall grasses such as
Achnatherum and short bushes such as Caragana spp. in sparsely vegetated open
dry habitats with patchy tall grass, dry valleys of rivers and lakes with tall
grass and mountain valleys in steppe.