Larks (Alaudidae)

Fischer's Sparrow-lark (Eremopterix leucopareia) - HBW 9, p. 573

French: Moinelette de Fischer German: Braunscheitellerche Spanish: Terrera Cariblanca
Other common names: Fischer’s Finch-lark

Taxonomy: Coraphites leucopareia G. A. Fischer and Reichenow, 1884, Little Arusha, Tanzania.
Relationships uncertain. Sometimes considered to form a superspecies with E. griseus, but range is largely parapatric with that of E. signatus; has also been considered to form a superspecies with latter, E. nigriceps and E. verticalis. Plumage varies clinally, on average darker in S, but insufficient to warrant naming of geographical races. Monotypic.

Distribution: NE Uganda and Kenya S to extreme NE Zambia, N Malawi and extreme NW Mozambique.

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