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Masked lark

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The masked lark (Spizocorys personata) is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae. It is found in Ethiopia and Kenya. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

Taxonomy and systematics

Some authorities have placed the masked lark in the genus Calandrella.[2]

Subspecies

Four subspecies are recognized:[3]

  • S. p. personata - Sharpe, 1895: Found in eastern Ethiopia
  • S. p. yavelloensis - (Benson, 1947): Found in southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya
  • S. p. mcchesneyi - (Williams, JG, 1957): Found on the Marsabit Plateau (northern Kenya)
  • S. p. intensa - (Rothschild, 1931): Found in central Kenya

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Spizocorys personata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.old-form url
  2. ^ "Spizocorys personata - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  3. ^ "IOC World Bird List 6.4". IOC World Bird List Datasets. doi:10.14344/ioc.ml.6.4.
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Masked lark: Brief Summary

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The masked lark (Spizocorys personata) is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae. It is found in Ethiopia and Kenya. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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