Benguela Long-billed Lark

Certhilauda benguelensis (near-endemic)

This species is one of the five long-billed larks in southern Africa and  may well be the hardest to locate and identify. It replaces Karoo Long-billed Lark in northern Namibia (specifically north of the Brandberg mountain range) and is distinguished not only by its location but also by being more streaked on its crown, back and breast.

After much dedicated searching (and the use of our GPS to ensure we were in the right location), Eileen and I were lucky enough to find this lark on our way to the Grootberg mountain range in northern Namibia.


Benguela Long-billed Lark (Buenguelensis) / North of Brandberg, Northern Namibia / 12 July 2012 Benguela Long-billed Lark (Buenguelensis) / North of Brandberg, Northern Namibia / 12 July 2012 Benguela Long-billed Lark (Buenguelensis) / North of Brandberg, Northern Namibia / 12 July 2012 Benguela Long-billed Lark (Buenguelensis) / North of Brandberg, Northern Namibia / 12 July 2012
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