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Photo by Leon
Nylsvley, north of Pretoria, South Africa, July 2004
Anthus vaalensis

Identification

Distribution

Africa
Western Africa: DRC and Angola
Eastern Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho and Swaziland

Taxonomy

Subspecies[1]

There are 8 subspecies:

  • A. v. saphiroi:
  • A. v. goodsoni:
  • A. v. neumanni:
  • A. v. chobiensis:
  • A. v. marungensis:
  • A. v. namibicus:
  • A. v. exasperatus:
  • A. v. vaalensis:

Of these, subspecies marungensis, along with daviesi are considered invalid[2].

Habitat

Dry lowland grassland.

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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