The Short Toed Lark is a summer migrant limited to specific locations and sightings will probably require special visits. The region known as Es Blanquer is probably the best place to see them, an area they also share with Stone Curlews and Thekla's Larks. The arable land near the coast to the north of Porto Colom is also a good location where Quail are often sighted in the spring.
Short-Toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla) sometimes known as the greater short-toed lark is a small passerine bird. It breeds in southern Europe, north-west Africa, and across temperate Asia from Turkey and southern Russia to Mongolia. This is a small pale lark, smaller than the skylark. It is dark-streaked greyish-brown above and white below. It has a strong pointed bill that is pinkish with a grey culmen. It has a pale supercilium, dark patches on each side of its neck and a dark tail.
Found in the Iberian peninsula and across North Africa, the Thekla’s lark is a ground-dwelling songbird known for its tuneful song. The species is particularly widespread and common throughout Spain, including the Balearic Islands, where more than 90 percent of the global population lives.
Widespread in Continental Europe, the Woodlark has a restricted range in the south of the UK. These cryptically camouflaged birds are usually difficult to spot, although they are distinctive in flight and song.
A drab bird with an exuberant display, the Skylark is a common farmland species that has suffered significant declines.
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