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



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



There are 6 subspecies[1]:

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


Dry lowland grassland.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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