Thick-billed Lark (Ramphocoris clotbey) - HBW 9, p. 578
French: Alouette de Clot-bey
Spanish: Calandria Picogorda
Other common names: Clotbey(’s) Lark
Taxonomy: Melanocorypha clot-bey Bonaparte, 1850, Egyptian Desert.
Spelling of genus name often emended to Rhamphocorys. Monotypic.
Distribution: Deserts of NW Africa (Western Sahara, extreme N Mauritania, S & SE Morocco, W & interior N Algeria, C & S Tunisia, NW Libya), C Jordan and N Saudi Arabia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
showing the toothed bill
Locality Boumalne Dades, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco (Monotypic species)
Arthur Grosset 27 April 2014 7 weeks ago 4.3
A bird seen from the side, foraging on the ground, extremely well camouflaged! Oued R'mal; en route Erfoud-Midelt.
Locality Erfoud, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco (Monotypic species)
Pia Öberg 23 November 2006 2 years ago 4.2
Male on the ground.
Locality Asrir, Guelmim-Es Semara Region, Morocco (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 18 April 2012 2 years ago 4.1
Thick-billed Lark. Male on breeding grounds
Locality Tilemsoun, Guelmim-Es Semara Region, Morocco
Patrick Bergier 3 March 2008 2 years ago 3.8
on the ground at the Hamada
Locality Ovda Valley, Negev Desert, Israel
Lior Kislev 13 March 2012 2 years ago 3.4
Stunning adult bird, part of a flock of c150 present along the Sheharut Road, just off the Ovda Road.
Locality Sheharut Road, Arava Valley, Israel (Monotypic species)
AdsBowley 24 March 2011 3 years ago 3.2
A standing bird.
Locality Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Aleix Comas 30 March 2009 5 years ago 3
An adult foraging on the ground.
Locality Tamlelt, Figuig Province, Oriental Region, Morocco (Monotypic species)
Christophe Gouraud 12 February 2009 4 years ago 2.5
An adult male in breeding plumage on the ground
Locality Missour, Fès-Boulemane Region, Morocco (Monotypic species)
Laurent Demongin 1 April 2006 5 years ago 2