Stark's lark

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Stark's lark
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Spizocorys
Species: S. starki
Binomial name
Spizocorys starki
(Shelley, 1902)
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range
Synonyms
  • Calandrella starki
  • Eremalauda starki

Stark's lark (Spizocorys starki) is a species of lark in the Alaudidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Its natural habitats are dry savannah and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. Captain George Shelley named the species in honour of Arthur Stark.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Stark's lark was originally classified in the genus Calandrella and was then moved from the genus Eremalauda to Spizocorys in 2009.[2] This species is alternately named as Stark's short-toed lark.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Eremalauda starki". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Taxonomy Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2016-12-18. 

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