Ammomanes deserti

Desert lark Ammomanes deserti, copyright Greg Schechter.

Belongs within: Alaudidae.

Ammomanes deserti, the desert lark, is a medium-sized, robust lark found in arid regions of northern Africa and south-western Asia. It has a relatively large head, heavy bill and dull plumage.

<==‘Ammomanes’ deserti (Lichtenstein 1823)L03
    |--A. d. deserti [incl. Melanocorypha galeritaria Brehm 1855]L03
    |--A. d. annae Meinertzhagen 1923L03
    |--A. d. bensoni Meinertzhagen 1933L03
    |--A. d. daricaL03
    |--A. d. geyri Hartert 1924L03
    |--A. d. isabellinus (Temminck 1823) [incl. Melanocorypha arabs Brehm 1855]L03
    |--A. d. janeti Meinertzhagen 1933L03
    |--A. d. mya Hartert 1912L03
    |--A. d. payni Hartert 1924L03
    `--A. d. whitakeri Hartert 1911L03

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[L03] LeCroy, M. 2003. Type specimens of birds in the American Museum of Natural History. Part 5. Passeriformes: Alaudidae, Hirundinidae, Motacillidae, Campephagidae, Pycnonotidae, Irenidae, Laniidae, Vangidae, Bombycillidae, Dulidae, Cinclidae, Troglodytidae, and Mimidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 278: 1–156.

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