Black-eared sparrow-lark

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Black-eared sparrow-lark
Eremopterix australis -Bushmanland, South Africa-8.jpg
A male in Bushmanland, South Africa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Eremopterix
Species: E. australis
Binomial name
Eremopterix australis
(Smith, 1836)
  • Megalotis australis

The black-eared sparrow-lark (Eremopterix australis) or black-eared finch lark is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae. It is found in southern Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Sometimes the name grey-backed sparrow-lark is used to describe this species, although more commonly it refers to a separate species (Eremopterix verticalis).[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Eremopterix australis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Eremopterix australis - Avibase". Retrieved 2016-11-14. 

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