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Males and females of the six
species on the African mainland
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Eremopterix
Kaup, 1836

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Range of the genus

Eremopterix is the genus of sparrow-larks, songbirds in the family Alaudidae. The sparrow-larks are found from Africa to the Indian subcontinent.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Extant species[edit]

The genus Eremopterix contains the following extant species:[2]

Former species[edit]

Formerly, some authorities also considered the following species (or subspecies) as species within the genus Eremopterix:


  1. ^ Mlíkovský, Jirí (1998). "Generic name of southern snowfinches" (PDF). Forktail. 14: 85. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 February 2012.
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Nicators, reedling, larks". World Bird List Version 8.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 15 July 2018.