Stark’s Lark

Spizocorys starki

This small, compact lark with its erectile crest is a common resident and nomad in stony desert scrub, gravel plains and arid grasslands. Its jumbled, melodious song is a key indicator of its presence and the best way to locate it.

We first recorded this species in Etosha in June 2012 (I first mistook it for a monotonous lark) and then again in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in May 2013.


Stark’s Lark / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 01 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 01 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Etosha, Northern Namibia Stark’s Lark / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 01 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 01 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Nossop to Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 02 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 01 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Nossop to Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 02 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Etosha, Northern Namibia Stark’s Lark / Nossop to Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 02 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 01 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Nossop to Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 02 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Nossop to Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 02 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Nossop to Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 02 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Nossop to Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 02 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Nossop to Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 02 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Nossop to Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 02 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Nossop to Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 02 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Nossop to Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 02 May 2013 Stark’s Lark / Nossop to Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 02 May 2013
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