Liben Lark Heteromirafra archeri


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Collar, N. J.; Abebe, Y. D.; Fishpool, L. D. C.; Gabremichael, M. N.; Spottiswoode, C. N.; Wondafrash, M. 2008. Type locality, habitat, behaviour, voice, nest, eggs and plight of the Sidamo Lark Heteromirafra sidamoensis. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 15(2): 180-190.

Coppock, D.L. 1994. International Livestock Centre for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Donald, P. F.; Buchanan, G. M.; Collar, N. J.; Abebe, Y. D.; Gabremichael, M. N.; Mwangi, M. A. K.; Ndang'ang'a, P. K.; Spottiswoode, C. N.; Wondafrash, M. 2010. Rapid declines in habitat quality and population size of the Liben (Sidamo) Lark Heteromirafra sidamoensis necessitate immediate conservation action. Bird Conservation International 20(1): 1-12.

Mills, M. S. L.; Cohen, C.; Francis, J.; Spottiswoode, C. N. 2015. A survey for the Critically Endangered Liben Lark Heteromirafra archeri in Somaliland, north-western Somalia. Ostrich 86: 291-294.

Spottiswoode, C. N.; Wondafrash, M.; Gabremichael, M. N.; Abebe, Y. D.; Mwangi, M. A. K.; Collar, N. J.; Dolman, P. M. 2009. Rangeland degradation is poised to cause Africa's first recorded avian extinction. Animal Conservation 12(3): 249-257.

Spottiswoode, C.N., Olsson, U., Mills, M.S., Cohen, C., Francis, J.E., Toye, N., Hoddinott, D., Dagne, A., Wood, C., Donald, P.F., Collar, N.J. and Alström, P. 2013. Rediscovery of a long-lost lark reveals the conspecificity of endangered Heteromirafra populations in the Horn of Africa. Journal of Ornithology 154(3): 813-825.

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BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Heteromirafra archeri. Downloaded from on 21/08/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 21/08/2019.