Algulhas Long-billed Lark (Certhilauda brevirostris) - HBW 9, p. 565
French: Alouette de l’Agulhas
Spanish: Alondra de Agulhas
Taxonomy: Certhilauda curvirostris brevirostris Roberts, 1941, Zoetendalsvlei, Bredasdorp, Western Cape, South Africa.
All members of genus with exception of C. chuana formerly treated as a single species, but recent research indicates that they are genetically, morphologically and vocally distinct. Present species and C. curvirostris appear to be sister-species (ranges apparently separated by Cape fold mountains, but boundary in Gouda-Tulbagh area not well known), and genetic data suggest that they are closely related to C. semitorquata. Possibly overlaps in range with C. subcoronata in Breede Valley. Monotypic.
Distribution: Agulhas Plain and Breede Valley, in Western Cape, South Africa.
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This bird was singing from a fencepost in the mid afternoon.
Locality Agulhas Plains, Western Cape Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Sam Woods 28 September 2009 3 years ago 3.5
A bird perched on a fence stake.
Locality Swellendam, Western Cape Province, South Africa
Carmelo López 8 October 2003 2 years ago 2.7