Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Larks :: Spike-heeled Lark

Spike-heeled Lark Chersomanes albofasciata

Described by: Lafresnaye (1836)
Alternate common name(s): Pygmy Spike-heeled Lark
Old scientific name(s): Certhilauda albofasciata


South Africa - Sep, 2001 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Etosha National Park, Namibia - Jul, 2005 © Don Roberson 
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Sw. and sc. Africa;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Sw., c., and ne. Angola (c. Plateau (w. Huila) and s. Bengula s. to Namibe).
(2) N. Namibia.
(3) C. Botswana and n. South Africa.
(4) Nw. Namibia.
(5) S. Namibia (Great Namaqualand, Langklip) and sw. South Africa (s. to nw. and c. Karoo, n. Cape Province).
(6) Ne. Botswana.
(7) Ne. South Africa (Transvaal) and n. Orange Free State.
(8) Se. Botswana and c. South Africa (Wakkerstroom, Natal, n. and e. Cape Province) and s. Orange Free State.
(9) W. South Africa (w. Cape Province).
(10) S. South Africa (se. Karoo, Transkei, and Cape Province).
Isolated population in se. Zaire and ne. Tanzania has not yet been assigned to any race.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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