Larks (Alaudidae)

Short-tailed Lark (Pseudalaemon fremantlii) - HBW 9, p. 593

French: Cochevis à queue courte German: Bartlerche Spanish: Alondra Colicorta

Taxonomy: Calendula fremantlii E. L. Phillips, 1897, Gedais, Somalia.
Peculiar lark of uncertain affinities. Has sometimes been placed in genus Galerida, and considered by some to form a superspecies with G. modesta and G. magnirostris, but differences too great for such treatment to be warranted. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • fremantlii (E. L. Phillips, 1897) - Somalia and SE Ethiopia.
  • megaensis Benson, 1946 - S Ethiopia and N Kenya.
  • delamerei Sharpe, 1900 - S Kenya and N Tanzania.

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