Larks (Alaudidae)

Blanford's Lark (Calandrella blanfordi) - HBW 9, p. 584

French: Alouette de Blanford German: Blanfordlerche Spanish: Terrera de Blanford
Other common names: Blanford’s Short-toed Lark

Taxonomy: Tephrocorys blanfordi Shelley, 1902, Senafé, Tigré, Eritrea.
May form a superspecies with C. brachydactyla, C. cinerea, C. erlangeri and C. acutirostris; often considered conspecific with first three (especially C. cinerea and C. erlangeri). Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • eremica (Reichenow & J. L. Peters, 1932) - SW Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
  • blanfordi (Shelley, 1902) - N Eritrea.
  • daaroodensis C. M. N. White, 1960 - N Somalia.

  • Least Concern
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