Sclater's lark

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Sclater's lark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Spizocorys
Species: S. sclateri
Binomial name
Spizocorys sclateri
(Shelley, 1902)

Sclater's lark (Spizocorys sclateri) is a species of lark in the Alaudidae family.

It is found in Namibia and South Africa. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The common name and the Latin binomial commemorate the British zoologist Philip Lutley Sclater.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Spizocorys sclateri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 304. 

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