Short Communication Current status of the threatened Dupont's lark Chersophilus duponti in Spain: overestimation, decline, and extinction of local populations

@inproceedings{Tella2005ShortCC,
  title={Short Communication Current status of the threatened Dupont's lark Chersophilus duponti in Spain: overestimation, decline, and extinction of local populations},
  author={Jos{\'e} Luis Tella and Matthias V{\"o}geli and David Serrano and Martina Carrete},
  year={2005}
}
The European population of Dupont's lark Chersophilus duponti, restricted to Spanish steppe, was estimated to be 13,000 pairs in c. 50 populations in 1988. There is, however, recent evidence that this number was overestimated because of the previous use of line transects for estimating population sizes. In 2002-2004 we surveyed 34 previously known local populations in patches of variable size across half of its Spanish distribu- tion. We found 13 (38%) local populations to be extinct, and a… CONTINUE READING

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