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Botha's lark

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Botha's lark (Spizocorys fringillaris) is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae.

It is endemic to South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland and pastureland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Taxonomy and systematics

Botha's lark was originally placed in the genus Alauda. Formerly, some authorities have classified it within either the genus Calandrella or the monotypic genus Botha. An alternate species name of difficilis has also been used to describe Botha's lark.[2][3]

Behaviour and ecology

Food and feeding

The diet of Botha's lark includes seeds and insects, including beetles and moths.[4]

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Spizocorys fringillaris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22717368A94529161. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22717368A94529161.en.
  2. ^ "Spizocorys fringillaris - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2014-08-28). The Eponym Dictionary of Birds. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9781472905741.
  4. ^ "Botha's Lark (Spizocorys fringillaris)". www.hbw.com. Retrieved 2016-12-04.

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Botha's lark: Brief Summary

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Botha's lark (Spizocorys fringillaris) is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae.

It is endemic to South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland and pastureland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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