- Spizocorys fringillaris
Length 13-14 cm, mass 16-21 g.
A small lark with a pink bill. The upper parts, breast and flanks are heavily streaked blackish, and the belly and under-tail coverts are white.
Highlands of the north-eastern Free State and western Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa.
Inconspicuous; forages on the ground for invertebrates and seeds.
Monogamous. The nest is a cup of dry grass built on the ground, usually between grass tufts. Two to three eggs are laid October to January.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Botha's Lark. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 28 February 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Botha%27s_Lark