CAPE CLAPPER LARK
EASTERN CLAPPER LARK

(Mirafra apiata)
(Mirafra fasciolata)

Previously Clapper Lark (C) (H) (6)

Roberts 7 splits this species into two separate species namely

Eastern Clapper Lark (Mirafra fasciolata) (495.2)
Cape Clapper Lark (Mirafra apiata) (495.1)

Clements does not have a sub-species Mirafra a fasciolata
Probably Mirafra a hewitti

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Roberts VI / VII 495 (6) 495.2 / 714 495.1 / 715
Clements 2000 122.0160 122.0167 122.0165
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 116-17 116-17(3) 116-17(4)
A medium sized lark, (15 cm), near-endemic to Southern Africa, and found everywhere except the east, north and north east. It is common and inhabits highveld grassland. It is usually solitary and eats insects.
The Cape Clapper Lark consists of two ssp in the Western Cape and Southern Namibia.  The Eastern Clapper Lark consists of 5 ssp and covers the areas in the rest of the distribution map

List of Stamps showing Clapper Lark

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Lesotho 0794  0681A 1988 10s
Illustrated stamp is probably Eastern Clapper Lark