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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Alaudidae.


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  • There are also two strictly endemic bird species: Ash's lark (Mirafra ashi, EN) and the Obbia lark (Spizocorys obbiensis, DD), which are restricted to the coastal fixed-dune grasslands.

    Hobyo grasslands and shrublands 2007

  • Among birds, the ferruginous lark (Certhilauda burra, VU) and Sclater's lark (Spizocorys sclateri, LR) are strictly endemic to thisecoregion, while another five species are near-endemic: Karoo chat (Cercomela schlegelii), tractrac chat (Cercomela tractrac), red lark (Certhilauda burra), Karoo scrub robin (Cercotrichas coryphaeus), red-headed cisticola (Cisticola subruficapillus), and the Namaqua prinia (Phragmacia substriata).

    Nama Karoo 2008

  • However, Botha’s lark (Spizocorys fringillaris) is the only bird species strictly endemic to the ecoregion, where it inhabits heavily grazed grassland.

    Highveld grasslands 2008


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