CERTHILAUDA

(Alaudidae; Ϯ Cape Long-billed Lark C. curvirostris) Genus Certhia Linnaeus, 1758, treecreeper; genus Alauda Linnaeus, 1758, lark; "CERTHILAUDA.  ...   Bill moderate, slender, curved.  Nostrils roundish.  Wings . . . ?  Tail rather short, even. Feet moderate; nail of the hind toe short, straight.  Type. L'Alouette Sirli. Levaill., Ois. pl. 192.  My specimen of this bird is deficient in some of its quill feathers." (Swainson 1827); "Certhilauda Swainson, 1827, Zool. Journ., 3, p. 344. Type, by original designation, l'Alouette Sirli of Levaillant = Alauda curvirostris Vieillot." (Peters 1960, IX, 24).
Var. Certhialauda, Certhilanda, Cethilanda.
Synon. Corydalis, Heterocorys, Pseudocorys, Thinotretis, Toxocorys.

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Recommended citation
Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 19 January 2019).