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 Certhilauda curvirostris
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This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.

Taxonomic source(s)
Ryan, P. G.; Bloomer, P. 1999. The Long-billed Lark complex: a species mosaic in southwestern Africa. The Auk 116: 194-208.

Taxonomic note
Certhilauda curvirostris (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into C. curvirostris (including brevirostris), C. subcoronata (including damarensis and benguelensis) and C. semitorquata by the BirdLife Taxonomic Working Group following review of museum material and the arguments presented in Ryan and Bloomer (1999). Ryan and Bloomer (1999), in addition to splitting curvirostris, subcoronata and semitorquata, propose elevating brevirostris and benguelensis to species level, but this treatment, based largely on genetic evidence, is not supported by morphological and vocal evidence from museum specimens and scientific and popular literature; there is evident ambiguity in the placement of subspecies and differences between them are slight.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Certhilauda curvirostris. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Not Recognised
Family Alaudidae (Larks)
Species name author (Hermann, 1783)