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Heteromirafra sidamoensis

(Liben Lark)

Overview

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Critically Endangered

Threat status

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Liben Lark, Sidamo Lark, Sidamo bushlark, Sidamo long-clawed lark

Common Names in French:

Alouette d'Erard

Common Names in German:

Sidamospornlerche

Description

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Habitat

Biome: Terrestrial [1].

Ecology: All reliable records appear to fall within or near grassland areas4. Recent sightings have been in grassland with a few scattered Acacia bushes2. A possible sighting in 1971 in dense Acacia woodland seems doubtful4. It has been found to avoid woody vegetation, very short grass and bare ground (all symptomatic of degraded rangelands), and to favour a grass sward of intermediate height (5-15 cm)12. It has never been recorded from croplands12.

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Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Heteromirafra sidamoensis Erard, 1975

Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: 17-Oct-2001

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Heteromirafra

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 3 species and subspecies in this genus:

H. archeri (Archer's Lark) · H. ruddi (Rudd's Lark) · H. sidamoensis (Sidamo Lark)

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Further Reading

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Notes

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Contributors

Identifiers

Footnotes

  1. BirdLife International 2010. Heteromirafra sidamoensis. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-04-14