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Botha Calandrella Gronvold.jpg
Juvenile S. fringillaris (top), adult S. starki (left) and S. sclateri (right)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Spizocorys
Sundevall, 1872
6, see text
Spizocorys distribution map.png
range of genus
  • Aëthocorys
  • Botha

Spizocorys is a genus of African larks in the Alaudidae family found in southern and eastern Africa.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Extant species[edit]

The genus contains seven extant species:[1]

Former species[edit]

Formerly, some authorities classified the following species as belonging to the genus:


  1. ^ "IOC World Bird List, Version 6.2". Nicators, reedling & larks. IOC. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Alauda razae - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Calandrella blanfordi eremica - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-18. 
  4. ^ "Alaudala athensis - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-19.