|Greater short-toed lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)|
Calandrella is a genus of larks in the family Alaudidae.
The genus Calandrella was established by the German naturalist Johann Jakob Kaup in 1829 with the greater short-toed lark as the type species. The genus name is a diminutive of Ancient Greek kalandros, the calandra lark. Four of the species in the genus use the shortened name of short-toed lark as an alternate name.
Six species are recognized in the genus:
|Image||Scientific name||Common Name||Distribution|
|Calandrella acutirostris||Hume's short-toed lark||from Iran and Kazakhstan to China.|
|Calandrella dukhunensis||Mongolian short-toed lark||China and Mongolia|
|Calandrella blanfordi||Blanford's lark||northeast Africa and Arabia|
|Calandrella eremica||Rufous-capped lark||southwestern Arabia and Somaliland.|
|Calandrella cinerea||Red-capped lark||Ethiopia and Somaliland|
|Calandrella brachydactyla||Greater short-toed lark||southern edge of the Sahara and India|
At least one fossil species is included in this genus:
Some authorities have classified the following species as belonging to the genus Calandrella:
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