Lesser hoopoe-lark

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Lesser hoopoe-lark
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Alaemon
A. hamertoni
Binomial name
Alaemon hamertoni
Witherby, 1905

see text

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resident range

The lesser hoopoe-lark (Alaemon hamertoni) is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae. It is endemic to Somalia where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The lesser hoopoe-lark has alternately been named Witherby's lark.[2]


Three subspecies are recognized:[3]

  • Warangeli lesser hoopoe-lark (A. a. alter) - Witherby, 1905: Found in northern and north-eastern Somalia
  • Burao lesser hoopoe-lark (A. a. tertius) - Clarke, S, 1919: Found in north-western Somalia
  • A. a. hamertoni - Witherby, 1905: Found in central Somalia


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Alaemon hamertoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Alaemon hamertoni - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  3. ^ "IOC World Bird List 6.4". IOC World Bird List Datasets. doi:10.14344/ioc.ml.6.4.