LONG-BILLED LARKS

(NOW FIVE SEPARATE SPECIES - SEE BELOW)

(Certhilauda curvirostris et al)

Roberts 7 and Clements 2000 have split this species into five separate species

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500.1 Cape Long-billed Lark (7) or Cape Lark (c) Certhilauda curvirostris
500.2 Agulhas Long-billed Lark (7) or Agulhas Lark (c) Certhilauda brevirostris
500.3 Eastern Long-billed Lark Certhilauda semitorquata
500.4 Karoo Long-billed Lark Certhilauda subcoronata
500.5 Benguela Long-billed Lark (7) or Benguela Lark (c) Certhilauda benguelensis
Roberts VII (  ) 726 727 728 729 730
Roberts VI 500 500.1 500.2 500.3 500.4 500.5
Clements 2000 122.0300 122.0310 122.0320 122.0330 122.0340 122.0350
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
116-30 116-30(4) 116-30(9) 116-30(5) 116-30(3) 116-30
This is a largish bird (19 cm), which is now considered 5 separate species. Four of the species are endemic to South Africa, and the fifth (Benguela) is a near endemic. It inhabits open short grass veld or desert. It is usually solitary or found in pairs. It eats insects, birds and fruit (Lycium)

List of Stamps showing various Long-billed Larks

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Namibia 1185   2013 90c