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Ashy crowned sparrowlark male.jpg
Male ashy-crowned sparrow-lark (E. griseus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Eremopterix
Kaup, 1836

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. ^ "Nicators, reedling & larks « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2016-11-14.