Larks (Alaudidae)

Stark's Lark (Spizocorys starki) - HBW 9, p. 591

French: Alouette de Stark German: Falblerche Spanish: Alondra de Stark
Other common names: Stark’s Short-toed Lark

Taxonomy: Calandrella starki Shelley, 1902, Wilsonfontein, Damaraland, Namibia.
Sometimes placed in genus Eremalauda, but genetic evidence suggests that it falls within clade formed by members of present genus. Birds from C Namibia S to NW South Africa sometimes separated as race gregaria, but generally considered indistinguishable from those in rest of species’ range. Monotypic.

Distribution: Angolan coastal plain (S from Porto Amboim, in Cuanza Sul), Namibia, SW Botswana and NW South Africa.

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