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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Alaudidae.


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  • The avifauna of the Succulent Karoo includes more than 225 species, one of which is endemic: Barlow's lark (Certhilauda barlowi).

    Biological diversity in the Succulent Karoo

  • There is one near-endemic species of bird which has been recently described, Certhilauda benguelensis.

    Kaokoveld desert

  • 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


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