Lark-like Bunting (Emberiza impetuani) - HBW 16, p. 521
French: Bruant des rochers
Spanish: Escribano Alaudino
Taxonomy: Emberiza impetuani A. Smith, 1836, “country between Nu. Gariep and Tropic” = east Botswana.
Proposed race eremica (described from near Otjiwarongo, NC Namibia) subsumed into nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- impetuani A. Smith, 1836 - Angola (coastal plain S of Luanda, also locally in Moxico), Namibia, NW South Africa and W Botswana, occasionally irrupting E to Zimbabwe and N South Africa (Limpopo Province).
- sloggetti (Macdonald, 1957) - W South Africa, occasionally irrupting E to Mpumalanga, Swaziland, Lesotho and S KwaZulu-Natal.
- Least Concern Enlarge map