Larks (Alaudidae)

Thick-billed Lark (Ramphocoris clotbey) - HBW 9, p. 578

French: Alouette de Clot-bey German: Knackerlerche 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.