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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showing the toothed bill
Locality Boumalne Dades, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco (Monotypic species)
Arthur Grosset 27 April 2014 33 weeks ago 4.4
7th Record for kuwait.
Locality Kuwait (Monotypic species)
Omar Alshaheen 23 August 2014 13 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 3 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 3 years ago 4
on the ground at the Hamada
Locality Ovda Valley, Negev Desert, Israel
Lior Kislev 13 March 2012 2 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 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 5 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