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The red lark (Calendulauda burra), also known as the ferruginous lark or ferruginous sand-lark, is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae. It is found in western South Africa and possibly Namibia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Taxonomy and systematics
Originally, the red lark was classified as belonging to the genus Ammomanes, then later by Mirafra and Certhilauda, until moved to Calendulauda in 2009. Not all authorities recognize each of these re-classifications.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Certhilauda burra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- "Taxonomy Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
- "Calendulauda burra - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
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