Stark's Lark (Spizocorys starki) - HBW 9, p. 591
French: Alouette de Stark
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird looking around alarmed and foraging Locality Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Kalahari Gemsbok NP), Northern Cape Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Helmut Schenkel Brunner 31 July 2003 6 years ago 17 sec 3.8
A bird perched on a shrub in windy conditions, joined by another bird Locality Brandberg Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 19 January 2007 6 years ago 20 sec 3.1
Restlessly foraging on the ground in early morning
Locality Twyfelfontein, Kunene Region, Namibia
Marco Valentini 23 August 2013 25 weeks ago 3.8
A bird on the ground between the sparse vegetation.
Locality Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Kalahari Gemsbok NP), Northern Cape Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Carmelo López 4 December 2010 1 year ago 3.3
Locality Solitaire, Khomas Region, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 7 April 2013 44 weeks ago 3.3
An adult Stark's Lark panting it out in the shade of a boulder
Locality Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia
Christian Boix Hinzen 6 November 2008 4 years ago 3
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