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Thekla's lark (Galerida theklae) was named by Alfred Edmund Brehm (1829-1884) in 1857 for his recently deceased sister Thekla Brehm (1833–1857). A rather bulky lark, it has a long, spiky, erectile crest, is greyer than the Eurasian skylark, and lacks the white wing and tail edge of that species. Also known as the short-crested lark and Thekla crested-lark, it breeds on the Iberian Peninsula, in northern Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal to Somalia. Its typical habitat is rugged areas with scrub, bare patches of ground and semi-arid grassland.
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