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Agulhas Long-billed Lark - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Martin Hobbs
De Hoop NP, South Africa, January 11
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Certhilauda brevirostris


18-20 cm.

  • Streaked buffy-grey head and back
  • Grey wings
  • Cream underparts with dark streaking on the breast and flanks
  • Long-tail
  • Long curved bill.


South Africa - limited to the Overberg district from Cape Agulhas to Mossel Bay. Listed as Near-threatened due to its limited distribution.


This is a monotypic species1.


Sparsely vegetated shrublands.



It nests on the ground.


The diet includes seeds and insects.


  1. Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019

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