Larks (Alaudidae)

Raso Lark (Alauda razae) - HBW 9, p. 600

French: Alouette de Razo German: Rasolerche Spanish: Alondra de Razo
Other common names: Raso Short-toed Lark, Raso Skylark, Cape Verde Lark/Skylark, Raza Lark

Taxonomy: Spizocorys razae Alexander, 1898, Raso Island, Cape Verde Islands.
Previously placed variously in Spizocorys, Calandrella or a monotypic genus Razocorys. Behavioural traits, however, indicate that it is typical of present genus; recent genetic analyses suggest that it is very close to A. arvensis. Monotypic.

Distribution: Raso, in Cape Verde Is.

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