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Masked lark

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Passeriformes
Genus  Spizocorys
Higher classification  Spizocorys
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Alaudidae
Scientific name  Spizocorys personata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Obbia lark, Spizocorys, Gillett's lark, Ash's lark, Somali lark

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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Taxonomy and systematics

Some authorities have placed the masked lark in the genus Calandrella.

Subspecies

Four subspecies are recognized:

  • 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

    Masked lark Wikipedia


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