Mongolian lark

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Mongolian lark
Melanocorypha mongolica.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Melanocorypha
Species: M. mongolica
Binomial name
Melanocorypha mongolica
(Pallas, 1776)
  • Alauda mongolica
Stuffed specimen of a Mongolian lark (Melanocorypha mongolica) at the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Japan

The Mongolian lark (Melanocorypha mongolica) is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae found from southern Russia and Mongolia to central China.[2]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The black lark was originally placed in the genus Alauda. Alternate names for the black lark include Mongolian sand-lark and Mongolian skylark.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Melanocorypha mongolica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Nicators, reedling & larks « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  3. ^ "Melanocorypha mongolica - Avibase". Retrieved 2016-12-15.