Overview

Distribution

Range

Deserts of North Africa to n Arabia and sw Iraq.

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Eremophila bilopha

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.   Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.  Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

ACAGCCCTGAAC---CTCCTCATCCGAGCAGAACTAGGCCAACCCGGCGCCCTGCTAGGAGAC---GACCAAATCTACAACGTAATCGTCACAGCCCACGCCTTCGTAATAATCTTCTTTATAGTTATACCAATTATGATCGGAGGCTTCGGCAACTGACTAGTACCTCTAATA---ATCGGGGCCCCAGACATAGCGTTCCCCCGAATGAATAACATAAGCTTCTGACTCCTACCCCCATCCTTCCTCCTCCTACTAGCCTCCTCCACAGTCGAAACAGGCGCAGGAACCGGCTGAACCGTGTACCCCCCACTAGCCGGCAACCTGGCCCACGCCGGCGCCTCAGTCGACCTG---GCCATCTTCTCCCTCCACCTGGCAGGTATCTCATCAATCCTAGGGGCCATCAACTTCATCACCACAGCCATTAACATGAAACCCCCAGCCCTATCCCAATATCAAACCCCACTATTCGTATGATCAGTCCTAATCACCGCCGTACTTCTACTTCTTTCCCTCCCCGTACTAGCCGCC---GGTATCACCATGCTACTTACCGACCGCAACCTCAATACCACCTTCTTCGACCCCGCAGGCGGAGGGGACCCAATCCTCTACCAACATCTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Eremophila bilopha

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
BirdLife International

Reviewer/s
Butchart, S. & Symes, A.

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Justification
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
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Status in Egypt

Resident breeder.

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Population

Population
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common to fairly common in most parts of its range, although scarce in some parts and locally abundant in Western Sahara (del Hoyo et al. 2004).

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Wikipedia

Temminck's lark

Temminck’s lark or Temminck’s horned lark (Eremophila bilopha), breeds across much of north Africa, through northern Saudi Arabia to western Iraq. It is mainly resident, but some populations of this passerine bird are partially migratory, moving further south in winter.

This lark is a bird of open stony semi-desert. Its nest is on the ground, with two to four eggs being laid. Its food is seeds supplemented with insects in the breeding season.

Unlike most other larks, Temminck’s lark is a distinctive looking species on the ground, similar to the other, larger, member of its genus, the shore lark. The 14- to 15-cm adult is mainly reddish brown-grey above and pale below, and it has a striking black and white face pattern. The summer male has black "horns", which give this species its alternative name. The juvenile of this species is reddish above and pale below, quite unlike juvenile shore lark.

The adult Temminck’s lark differs from the shore lark in its reddish, rather than brown-grey plumage, and the lack of yellow in the face pattern. It has a similar but less harsh metallic call.

This bird's common name commemorates the Dutch naturalist Coenraad Jacob Temminck.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Eremophila bilopha". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 335–336. 
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