Russian: Белокрылый жаворонок
French: Alouette leocoptere
Japanese: ハジロコウテンシ (Hajiro-kotenshi)
Body length: 17-19
Breeds on natural steppe, dry heaths and to some degree on cultivations. Partly
wing pattern of white, black and brown (sexes largely alike). Wide white
trailing edge of wing makes wings look peculiarly narrow against a light sky.
Most similar to Mongolian Lark (M.mongolica; not treated), but that is larger,
has heavier bill, and has a Calandra-like black patch on the breast side.
♂: Crown unstreaked red-brown. Breast usually sparsely streaked only.
- Adult ♀:
Crown streaked, grey-brown with only tinge of rufous. Breast generally