Eastern Long-billed Lark

Certhilauda semitorquata (Endemic)

Endemic to South Africa and Lesotho, this large lark with its lengthy bill is a common resident in grassland, especially on rocky hill slopes. It is the smallest of the long-billed larks and has the shortest bill and least streaking of its five family members.

This species can be best located by its far-reaching, descending whistle. An extremely reliable spot to find them is Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, a mere 45 minutes from Johannesburg.


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