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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Alaudidae.
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There are also two strictly endemic bird species: Ash's lark (Mirafra ashi, EN) and the Obbia lark (Spizocorys obbiensis, DD), which are restricted to the coastal fixed-dune grasslands.
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).
However, Botha’s lark (Spizocorys fringillaris) is the only bird species strictly endemic to the ecoregion, where it inhabits heavily grazed grassland.