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Photo by barty63
Nairobi National Park, Kenya
, June 2012
- Eremopterix signatus
This is a very distinctive Sparrow-Lark.
The adult male has a pure white patch on its crown (this varies in size between individuals).
Endemic to north-eastern Africa, occuring in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Southern Sudan.
Eremopterix signatus has two subspecies:
- South-eastern Sudan to north-western Kenya (west of Lake Turkana)
Arid plains, often near water holes.
- Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
- Sinclair, I and P Ryan. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691118154
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