Dune lark

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Dune lark
Certhilauda erythrochlamys.jpg
Near Walvis Bay
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Calendulauda
C. erythrochlamys
Binomial name
Calendulauda erythrochlamys
(Strickland, 1853)
  • Alauda erythrochlamys
  • Certhilauda albescens erythrochlamys
  • Certhilauda erythrochlamys
  • Mirafra erythrochlamys

The dune lark (Calendulauda erythrochlamys) is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae. It is endemic to Namibia where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Originally, the dune lark was classified as belonging to the genus Alauda, then later by Mirafra and Certhilauda, until moved to Calendulauda in 2009.[2] Formerly, some authorities considered the dune lark to be a subspecies of the Karoo lark (as Certhilauda albescens erythrochlamys) and Barlow's lark (as Certhilauda erythrochlamys barlowi) to be subspecies of the dune lark.[3][4] Not all authorities recognize each of these re-classifications.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Certhilauda erythrochlamys". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Taxonomy Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  3. ^ a b "Calendulauda erythrochlamys - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  4. ^ "Calendulauda barlowi - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-11-19.

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