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Alternative names: Razo Skylark, Raso Island Lark, Raso Lark

Photo by AdamRiley
Raso Islet, Cape Verde Islands
Alauda razae



Endemic to Raso Island, Cape Verde Islands.


This is a monotypic species[1].




Diet includes insect larvae, which are obtained by digging in the ground, bulbs of the nutsedge, grass seeds, and insects such as butterflies, moths and grasshoppers.


The clutch consists of 1-3 eggs which are laid after the rains. They are incubated for about 15 days.


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Wikipedia

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