Sclater's lark

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Sclater's lark
Botha Calandrella Gronvold.jpg
Sclater's lark (right)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Spizocorys
S. sclateri
Binomial name
Spizocorys sclateri
(Shelley, 1902)
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  • Calandrella sclateri

Sclater's lark (Spizocorys sclateri) is a species of lark in the Alaudidae family. It is found in Namibia and South Africa. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The common name and the Latin binomial commemorate the British zoologist Philip Lutley Sclater.[2]

Sclater's Lark was originally placed within the genus Calandrella and some authorities continue to recognize that classification. This species is alternately named as Sclater's short-toed lark.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Spizocorys sclateri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 304.
  3. ^ "Spizocorys sclateri - Avibase". Retrieved 2016-12-10.

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