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.
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Locality Al Zilfi (Al Zulfi), Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
mansorea 20 January 2016 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 5
Locality Tagdilt Track, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
Markus Lilje 19 February 2016 8 weeks ago 4.3
7th Record for kuwait.
Locality Kuwait (Monotypic species)
Omar Alshaheen 23 August 2014 1 year ago 4.2
Male on the ground.
Locality Guelmim-Es Semara Region, Morocco
Boris Delahaie 27 January 2015 1 year ago 4.1
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 4 years ago 4.1
showing the toothed bill
Locality Boumalne Dades, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco (Monotypic species)
Arthur Grosset 27 April 2014 1 year ago 4
Male on the ground.
Locality Asrir, Guelmim-Es Semara Region, Morocco (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 18 April 2012 4 years ago 4
Thick-billed Lark. Male on breeding grounds
Locality Tilemsoun, Guelmim-Es Semara Region, Morocco
Patrick Bergier 3 March 2008 4 years ago 3.9
on the ground at the Hamada
Locality Ovda Valley, Negev Desert, Israel
Lior Kislev 13 March 2012 4 years ago 3.7
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 4 years ago 3.2
A standing bird.
Locality Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Aleix Comas 30 March 2009 7 years ago 3
An adult foraging on the ground.
Locality Tamlelt, Figuig Province, Oriental Region, Morocco (Monotypic species)
Christophe Gouraud 12 February 2009 6 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 7 years ago 1.5