Larks (Alaudidae)

Chestnut-headed Sparrow-lark (Eremopterix signatus) - HBW 9, p. 573

French: Moinelette d’Oustalet German: Harlekinlerche Spanish: Terrera Señalada
Other common names: Chestnut-headed Finch-lark

Taxonomy: Pyrrhulauda signata Oustalet, 1886, Somalia.
Relationships uncertain; suggested as forming a a superspecies with E. verticalis, sometimes expanded to include also E. nigriceps and E. leucopareia. Race harrisoni weakly differentiated, perhaps indistinguishable from nominate. Two subspecies tentatively recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • signatus (Oustalet, 1886) - E & S Ethiopia, N, C & S Somalia and E Kenya.
  • harrisoni (Ogilvie-Grant, 1900) - extreme SE Sudan and NW Kenya.

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