Hume's short-toed lark

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Hume's short-toed lark
Hume's short-toed Lark, near Dras, Jammu and Kashmir, India.jpg
Hume's short-toed lark, near Dras, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Calandrella
Species: C. acutirostris
Binomial name
Calandrella acutirostris
Hume, 1873

The Hume's short-toed lark or Hume's lark (Calandrella acutirostris) is a species of lark in the Alaudidae family. It is found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

The name commemorates the British naturalist Allan Octavian Hume who worked in India.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Calandrella acutirostris". 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. 173–174. 

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