Sidamo lark

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Sidamo Lark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Heteromirafra
Species: H. sidamoensis
Binomial name
Heteromirafra sidamoensis
Erard, 1975

The Sidamo Lark (Heteromirafra sidamoensis), also known as Liben Lark, is a species of lark in the Alaudidae family. It is endemic to Ethiopia. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss and unlike previously believed its population is rapidly declining. Listed as Vulnerable since 2000 on the IUCN Red List, it was uplisted to Endangered in 2007,[2] and then further to Critically Endangered in 2009.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2013). "Heteromirafra sidamoensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ BirdLife International (2007). "What's new (2007)". Archived from the original on 28 August 2007.