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LARKS

Order Passeriformes    Family Alaudidae


Larks
have more elaborate calls than most birds. These melodious sounds (to human ears) have ensured larks a prominent place in literature and music, especially the Skylark in northern Europe and the Crested Lark and Calandra Lark in southern Europe.

Most species build nests on the ground, usually cups of dead grass, but in some species more complicated and partly domed. Like many ground birds, most lark species have long hind claws, which are thought to provide stability while standing. Most have streaked brown plumage, some boldly marked with black or white. Their dull appearance camouflages them on the ground, especially when on the nest. They feed on insects and seeds; though adults of most species eat seeds primarily, Many species dig with their bills to uncover food. Some larks have heavy bills for cracking seeds open, while others have long, down-curved bills, which are especially suitable for digging.

Similar to: Pipits. Larks are stouter than pipits. Top of lark's bill is curved versus the flatter surface of a pipit's bill.


Genus Alaemon

Lark,_Greater_Hoopoe-  Alaemon alaudipes   Found: north Africa, south Asia through India
The Greater Hoopoe-Lark has sandy gray upperparts; buffy white breast with spots; dark eye-line and whisker-type line; down-curved bill.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Sumweet Moghe  3) The Belurs  4, 5) Tarique Sani


Lark,_Lesser_Hoopoe-  Alaemon hamertoni  Found: Somalia
The Lesser Hoopoe-Lark is endemic to Somalia where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2, 3) Nik Borrow



Genus Alauda

Skylark also Sky Lark  Alauda arvensis  Found: west North America, Europe, Asia, Africa
The Skylark has grayish-brown upperparts; whitish supercilium; streaked upper-breast; whitish lower-breast, belly.
Image by: 1) Wilhelm von Wright  2) Daniel Pettersson  3) Hiyashi Halso  4) Sergey Yeliseev - Cyprus   5, 5) Omar Runolfsson - Denmark



Skylark, Oriental
  Alauda gulgula  Found: Asia
The Oriental Skylark has streaked yellowish-brown upperparts; white outer tail feathers.
Image by: 1) Haller1962    2, 3) J M Garg - Kolleru, Andhra Pradesh, India. 


Skylark, Raso   Alauda razae   Found: Raso inlet on Cape Verde Islands
The Raso Skylark has short black and brown streaks on the upperparts; whitish underparts.
Image by: 1) Justin Welbergen



Genus Ammomanes

Lark,_Bar-tailed  Ammomanes cinctura  Found: Morocco to Pakistan
Alternate names for the Bar-tailed Lark include: bar-tailed finch-lark, black-tailed desert lark, black-tailed lark, and black-tailed sand lark.
Image by: 1) John_Gould  2) Mike_Prince - Morocco


Lark, Desert   Ammomanes deserti    Found: northern Africa, southern Asia to Pakistan
The Desert Lark has sand-colored upperparts; pale grayish-pink underparts; thick bill with yellow base; reddish-brown tail.
Image by: 1, 2, 3) Rachid H - Egypt


Lark,_Rufous-tailed  Ammomanes phoenicurus  Found: India
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2, 3) J M Garg in Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh, India.



Genus Ammomanopsis - 1 species

Lark, Gray's   Ammomanopsis grayi   Found: Angola, Namibia
The Gray's Lark has pale upperparts; white underparts; no streaking.
Image by: 1) Alastair Rae



Genus Calandrella

Lark,_Blanford's  Calandrella blanfordi  Found: northeast Africa, Arabia
The Blanford's Lark is native to north-east Africa and Arabia. Its common name commemorates the English zoologist William Thomas Blanford.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Sergio_Maria_Bianchi - Eritrea  3) Jason_Anderson - Eritrea


Lark,_Erlanger's  Calandrella erlangeri  Found: Ethiopia
The Erlanger's Lark is also called Erlanger's red-capped lark, Erlanger's short-toed lark and Ethiopian short-toed lark.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Sergey_Yeliseev


Lark, Greater Short-toed  Calandrella brachydactyla  Found: southern Europe, northwest Africa, Asia
The Greater Short-toed Lark has dark streaked grayish-brown upperparts; white underparts; pale supercilium; sometimes a rufous crown.
Simillar to: Lesser Short-toed Lark. Greater Short-toed Lark has longer bill than Lesser Short-toed Lack which has stubbier bill.
Image by: 1) Hiyashi Haka  2, 3) JV Verde - Portugal  4) Augtin Povendano


Lark, Hume's   Calandrella acutirostris   Found: Asia
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Francesco Veronesi  3) Dibyendu_Ash - India


Lark, Lesser Short-toed  Calandrella rufescens  Found: Europe, Asia, Africa
The Lesser Short-toed Lark has dark streaked grayish-brown upperparts; white underparts; pale supercilium; shorty stubby bill; fine streaking across breast.
Simillar to: Greater Short-toed Lark. Greater Short-toed Lark has longer bill than Lesser Short-toed Lack which has stubbier bill.
Image by: 1, 2) Juan Emilo  3) Andrej Chudy


Lark, Red-capped  Calandrella cinerea  Found: Africa
The Red-capped Lark has streaked gray to brown upperparts (subspecies dependent); rufous cap, shoulders; white underparts, supercilium.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) William Nortje  3) Blake Matheson  4) Ian White  5) Joseph Mochoge - Gilgil, Kenya


Lark, Sand  Calandrella raytaFound: south Asia
The Sand Lark has faintly streaked dull grayish-brown upperparts; short tail; fine bill.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Vijay Ismavel


Lark,_Somali_Short-toed  Calandrella somalica  Found:
S ome consider the Somali Short-toed Lark as a subspecies of the Lesser Short-toed Lark.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Paul_Donald - Ethiopia



Genus Calendulauda
Some of these red-backed species were formerly considered part of genus Mirafra.

Lark,_Barlow's  Calendulauda barlowi  Found: Namibia, South Africa
Barlow's Lark is name after the South African businessman and conservationist Charles Sydney Barlow.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Per Holmen


Lark,_Dune  Calendulauda erythrochlamys  Found: Namibia
The Dune Lark has dune red upperparts; no streaking; pale underparts.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2, 3, 4) Jerry Oldenettel


Lark, Fawn-colored Calendulauda africanoides   Found: Africa
The Fawn-colored Lark has fawn colored (light brown) upperparts; whitish underparts; white supercilium.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2, 3) Jo Mur - Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park  4) Joseph Mochoge - Gilgil, Kenya


Lark, Foxy   Calendulauda burra   Found: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia
The Foxy Lark is found in western South Africa and possibly Namibia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Carol Foil - Kenya


Lark, Karoo Calendulauda albescens Found: South Africa
The Karoo Lark hasstreaked reddish upperparts; streaked breast, flanks.
Similar to: Red Lark. Karoo Lark has more extensive streaking on underparts than Red Lark.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Andrew Smith 3) Alan Manson


Lark,_Pink-breasted  Calendulauda poecilosterna  Found: Kenya
The Pink-breasted Lark is found from south-eastern South Sudan and southern Ethiopia through Kenya to southern Somalia, north-eastern Tanzania and eastern Uganda
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Francesco_Veronesi  3) Carol Foil - Samburu District, Kenya


Lark,_Red   Calendulauda burra   Found: South Africa, Namibia
The Red Lark has red upperparts; streaked breast; white belly, flanks; thick bill.
Similar to: Karoo Lark. Karoo Lark has more extensive streaking on underparts than Red Lark.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Alan Manson - South Africa


Lark,_Sabota  Calendulauda sabota  Found: Africa
The Sabota Lark has a bold white supercilium.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Charlie Westeinen in Namibia 3) Frank Vassen  4) Bernard_Dupont - South Africa



Genus Certhilauda
The long-billed larks have long, slender, down-curved bills.

Lark,_Agulhas_Long-billed   Certhilauda brevirostris   Found: South Africa
The Agulhas Lark has heavily streaked upperparts and lowerparts. It has long, slender, down-curved bill.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Ragnhild Crawford


Lark,_Benguela  Certhilauda benguelensis  Found: southwest Africa
The Benguela Lark also known as the Benguela Lark or Benguela Longbill.
Image by: 1) Haller1962    2) Katie_Reese - Angola  3) hardaker coza


Lark,_Cape   also   Cape Long-billed Lark   Certhilauda curvirostris   Found: South Africa
The Cape Lark has heavily streaked upperparts and lowerparts; white throat. It has long, slender, down-curved bill.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Andrew Smith


Lark,_Eastern_Long-billed  Certhilauda semitorquata  Found: Africa
The Eastern Long-billed Lark has reddish-brown upperparts with little streaking; pale underparts with streaked breast; white throat. It has long, slender, down-curved bill.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Alan Manson - South Africa


Lark,_Karoo_Long-billed   Certhilauda subcoronata   Found: Namibia, South Africa
The Karoo Long-billed Lark has reddish-brown upperparts with little streaking; pale underparts with streaked breast; white throat. It has long, slender, down-curved bill.
Image by: 1) Haller1962 2) Johann du Preez - Zambia  3) Ian White  4) Alan Manson - South Africa 


Lark,_Short-clawed   Certhilauda chuana   Found: Botswana, South Africa
The Short-clawed Lark has light colored upperparts with darker streaking; long thin bill; yellowis- tinged buffy underparts with light streaking on upper-breast. It has long, slender, down-curved bill.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2, 3, 4) Ian White



Genus Chersomanes

Lark,_Beasley's  Chersomanes beesleyi  Found: northeast Tanzania
The Beasley's Lark was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the Spike-heeled Lark.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Per_Holmen


Lark,_Spike-heeled  Chersomanes albofasciatFound: Asia
Image by:  1) Haller1962  2) Ian White 3) Jerry Oldenettel - Namibia  4) Alastair Rae 5) Mike Richardson - South Africa  6, 7) Francesco Veronesi - Namibia



Genus Chersophilus - 1 species

Lark, Dupont's  Chersophilus duponti  Found: Spain, France, north Africa
Dupont's Lark has brown upperparts; streaked breast; white belly, sides of tail.
Image by: 1) Mike Prince - Morocco



Genus Eremalauda

Lark,_Dunn's Eremalauda dunni Found: northern Africa
The Dunn's Lark has pale streaked sandy-brown upperparts; whitish underparts with some dark streaks on breast; pale supercilium, eye-ring; large and heavy pinkish or yellowish bill.
Image by: 1) Halleer1962  2) Marcel Holyoak - Israel



Genus Eremophila

Lark, Horned also Shore Lark Eremophila alpestris   Found: North America, Europe, Asia
The Horned Lark has mainly gray-brown upperparts; whtish underparts; black and yellow face pattern; mostly black tail. Summer male has black horns.
Similar to: American Pipit. Juvenile Horned Lark is similar to American Pipit.
Similar to: Chestnut-collared Longspur. Horned Lark has black stripe on chin; Chestnut-collared Longsput does not.
Similar to: Temminck's Lark. Horned Lark has yellow in its face pattern; Temminck's Lark has black and yellow face pattern.
Image by:  1) Sergey Yeliseev - Russia  2) Dick Daniels   - the North Carolina Zoo  3) Teddy Llovet - California   4) Sandy Cole - NC Zoo  5) Andreas Trepte  6) Alan D. Wilson - Palouse Falls, Washington
1) Juvenile 



Lark, Temminck's  Eremophila bilopha   Found: northern Africa
The Temminck's Lark has reddish -gray-brown upperparts; whie underparts with black breast-band; black and white face pattern.
Similar to: Horned Lark. Horned Lark has yellow in its face pattern; Temminck's Lark has black and yellow face pattern.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Nicholas Le Jeune  3) Frode Falkenberg - Morocco



Genus Eremopterix
The Sparrow-larks belong to the lark farmily but have sparrow-like appearance.

Lark, Ashy-crowned Sparrow-  Eremopterix grisea  Found: Asia
The males are well marked with a contrasting black-and-white face pattern, while females are sandy brown, looking similar to a female sparrow. Males are easily detected during the breeding season by the long descending whistle that accompanies their undulating and dive-bombing flight displays
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2, 3) J M Garg
2) Female  3) Male


Lark, Black-crowned Sparrow- Eremopterix nigriceps Found: northern Africa, southern Asia to India
The male Black-crowned Sparrow-lark has black crown, underparts; white forehead, cheeks; sand colored upperparts. Female has rufous-buff upperparts, breast; whitish nape; pale belly.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2, 3, 4) Cesare Dolzani - Yemen  4) ChriKo
2, 3) Female   4, 5) Male


Lark, Black-eared Sparrow-   Eremopterix australis   Found: southern Africa
The male Black-eared Sparrow-Lark has dark rufous upperparts; black underparts, head; lighter ear coverts. Female has lighter rufous upperparts; streaked underparts.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Andrew Smith  3) Alan Manson - South Africa
2) Female left; Male right


Lark, Chestnut-backed Sparrow-  Eremopterix leucotis  Found: Africa
The male Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lack has chestnut back, wings; black head with white cheeks; black underparts. Female has mottled chestnut upperparts; streaked buff-white underparts; black lower-belly; white nape collar.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Dick Daniels - specimen in Nairobi National Museum, Kenya   3, 4) Alan Manson KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 5, 6) Arno Meintjes


Lark,_Chestnut-headed_Sparrow-  Eremopterix signatus  Found: Africa
The male Chestnut-headed Sparrow-Lark has black collar, bib; white cheeks, mini crown; chestnut nape. Female has duller plumage.
Similar to: Fischer's Sparrow-Lark. Male Chestnut-headed Sparrow-Lark has white mini crown; male Fischer's Sparrow-Lark has brown crown. Female Chestnut-headed Sparrow-Lark has some black on belly; female Fischer's Sparrow Lark has white belly.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2, 3) George Lodge
2, 3) E. s. harrisoni


Lark,_Fischer's_Sparrow- Eremopterix leucopareia   Found: Africa
The male Fischer's Sparrow-Lark has white cheeks; black collar, line down center of underparts
Similar to: Chestnut-headed Sparrow-Lark. Male Chestnut-headed Sparrow-Lark has white mini crown; male Fischer's Sparrow-Lark has brown crown. Female Chestnut-headed Sparrow-Lark has some black on belly; female Fischer's Sparrow Lark has white belly.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Dick Daniels - specimen in Nairobi National Museum, Kenya  3) Daniele Columbo - Kenya   4, 5) Dick Daniels in Tanzania
2, 3) Female  4, 5) Male


Lark,_Gray-backed_Sparrow-   Eremopterix verticalis   Found: Africa
The Gray-backed Sp[arrow-Lawk is also called the Gray-backed Finch-Lark.
Image by: 1) Haller1962 2, 3) Ian White - Botswana  4) Johann du Preez - Botswana



Genus Galerida

Lark, Crested Galerida cristata  Found: Europe, Asia, Africa
The Crested Lark has grayish-brown upperparts, breast; whitish underparts; distinct crest; reddish under-wings visible in flight.
Similar to: Malabar Lark. Crested Lark has grayish-brown upperparts. Malabar Lark has reddish-brown upperparts.
Image by: 1) J M Garg - India  2) Valternet - Portugal  3) Valter Jacinto - Portugal  4) Jose Sousa - Portugal


Lark, Large-billed also Southern Thick-billed Lark Galerida magnirostris  Found: Africa 
Image by: 1) Francesco Veronesi  2, 3) Dick Daniels near De Hoop Nature Reserve, South Africa   3)


Lark,_Malabar  also Malabar Crested Lark  Galerida malabarica   Found:  western India
The Malabar Lark has reddish-brown upperparts, breast; whitish belly; distinct crest.
Similar to: Crested Lark. Crested Lark has grayish-brown upperparts. Malabar Lark has reddish-brown upperparts.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Sandeep  3) Sivam Design  4) Sergey Yeliseev


Lark,_Sun   Galerida modesta   Found: central Africa
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Ron Knight


Lark, Sykes's  also  Tawny Lark  Galerida deva  Found: India
The Syke's Lark has rufous plumage; prominent crest. Alternate names for Sykes'sSskylark include Deccan Rrested Lark, Deccan Lark, Sykes's Crested-Lark, Tawny Creste Lark.
Image by: Nidhin Poothully


Lark, Thekla  Galerida theklae  Found: Europe (Spain), northern Africa
The Thekla Lark has grayish-brown upperparts; streaked breast; whitish belly; crest.
Image by: Johann Friedrich Naumann



Genus Heteromirafra

Lark,_Archer's Heteromirafra archeri  Found: Ethiopia, Somalia
The Archer's Lark has brown to reddish brown upperparts; buff underparts with streaked breast.
Image by: 1) hbw.com


Lark,_Rudd's  Heteromirafra ruddi  Found: South Africa
Formerly, some authorities have classified Rudd's Lark as belonging to the genus Mirafra.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Maans_Booysen



Genus Lullula - 1 species

Woodlark  also Wood Lark  Lullula arborea  Found: Europe, Asia
The Woodlark has brown upperparts; white supercilium; belly; streaked breast; short tail.
Image by:1) Magnus von Wright  2) Rodrigo_de_Almeida




Genus Melanocorypha

Lark,_Bimaculated  Melanocorypha bimaculata  Found: Turkey to central Asia
The Bimaculated Lark has streaked gray upperparts; white underparts, supercilium; 2 small black patches on the breast sides (whence its name). In flight it has gray-brown wings from below; short tail with white tip but not white edges.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2, 3) Tsrique Sani


Lark,_Black   Melanocorypha yeltoniensis  Found: Asia
The male Black Lark has black plumage wih pale fringing on its back; yellowish or pinkish bill. Female has mainly dark-blotched gray upperparts; paler underparts.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Dave Curtis - Wales (rare 3, 4) Francesco Veronesi - Kazakistan


Lark, Calandra  Melanocorypha calandra  Found: Europe, Asia
The Calandra Lark has streaked grayish-brown upperparts; white underparst, supercilium; black patches on sides of lower neck.
Image by: 1) Gustav Duran  2) Durzan Cirano  3) Francesco Veronesi - Spain  4) Vitalii Khustochka - South Ukraine
1) Juvenile


Lark,_Mongolian   Melanocorypha mongolica  Found: China, Mongolia, Russia
The Mongolian Lark has brown upperparts; broad white eye-ring; white line extending behind eye; white throat; black neck band.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Momotarou2012  3) Punkmorten - Beijing Zoo
2) Museum specimen in Tolkyo


Lark,_Tibetan  Melanocorypha maxima  Found: China, India
The Tibetan Lark is found on the Tibetan plateau from north-western India to central China. Alternate names for this species include the Asiatic Lark, Long-billed Calandra Lark.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Manjusha_Savant - India  3) Sarwandeep_Singh - India


Lark,_White-winged  Melanocorypha leucoptera  Found: Asia
The White-winged Lark has streaked brown upperparts; whitish underparts. Adult male has chestnut crown. In flight it has black outer flight feathers; white inner flight feathers; rest of wing chestnut.
Image by: 1) 1Haller1062  2) Johann_Friedrich_Naumann  3) Francesco Veronesi - Kazakistan



Genus Mirafra

Bushlark,_Australasian also Horsfield_Bush-Lark  Mirafra javanica  Found: Australia, Southeast Asia
The Australasian Bushlark is also called Australasian Lark, Australian Lark, Eastern Bushlark, Eastern Lark, Eastern Singing Bushlark, Horsfield's lark and Javan Lark.
Image by: 1) patrickkavanagh  2) David_Cook


Bushlark, Bengal   Mirafra assamica    Found: southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent
The Bengal Bushlark has dark-streaked gray upperparts; buff underparts with spotting on breast; pale supercilium.
Similar to: Jerdon's Bushlark. Bengal Bushlark has darker upperparts than Jerdon's Bushlark.
Image by: 1) Haller1962 2, 3) JM Garg - West Bengal  4) Savi.odl


Bushlark,_Burmese  Mirafra microptera  Found: Southeast Asia
The Burmese Bushlark was formerly considered as a subspecies of the Benga lBushlark.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Thet_Zaw_Naing - Myanmar  3) James_Eaton


Bushlark,_Indochinese  Mirafra erythrocephala  Found: Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos
The Indochinese Bushlark is found in a variety of open-space habitats up to 900 m interspersed with trees and shrubs and has adapted to cultivated land. It also exists at forest margins, as well as thickets of bamboo.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Michel van. der. Linde - Thailand


Bushlark, Jerdon's  Mirafra affinis  Found: India
The Jerdon's Bushlark has grayish-brown upperparts; buff underparts with spotting on breast; pale supercilium.
Similar to: Bengal Bushlark. Bengal Bushlark has darker upperparts than Jerdon's Bushlark.
Image by: 1) Mohan Kemparaju - India 2) Yathin 3) Sandeep Somasekharan


Bushlark, Indian  Mirafra erythroptera Found: south Asia, mainly India
The Indian Bushlark has grayish-brown upperparts; buff underparts with spotting on breast; pale supercilium continues to lores.
Similar to: Jerdon's Bushlark. Indian Bushlark has longer tail and shorter legs, bill than Jerdon's Bushlark.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Balaji Venkatesh 3) Prashanth


Lark,_Angola  Mirafra angolensis  Found: central Africa
The range of the Angolan Lark is sizable, and is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Maans_Booysen


Lark,_Ash's  Mirafra ashi  Found: Somalia
The Ash's Lark has grayish-brown upperparts; paler edging to mantle feathers; buff underparts with brownish breast streaks; paler belly.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) hbw.com


Lark, Cape Clapper  Mirafra apiata  Found: southern Africa
The Cape Clapper Lark derives its name from its wing clapping which forms part of its display.
Similar to: Flappet Lark. Cape Clapper Lark is found in the south and western parts of southern Africa; Flappet Lark is found in eastern part of southern Africa.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Alan Manson - South Africa


Lark,_Collared  Mirafra collaris  Found: east Africa
The Collared Lark i founds from eastern Ethiopia and Somalia to central Kenya.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Henrik_Gronvold  3) Nik_Borrow - Somalia


Lark,_Eastern_Clapper  Mirafra fasciolata  Found: southern Africa
The Eastern Clapper has brown upperparts (gray in its northern range); brown crown; rufous underparts. "Clapper refers to wing clapping while in its display flight.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Charles_J_Sharp


Lark, Flappet  Mirafra rufocinnamomea  Found: Africa
The Flappet Lark derives its name from its wing clapping which forms part of its display.
Similar to: Cape Clapper Lark. Cape Clapper Lark is found in the south and western parts of southern Africa; Flappet Lark is found in eastern part of southern Africa.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Herbert Goodchild  3) Hans Olfsson - Uganda  4) Joseph Mochoge - Gilgil, Kenya


Lark,_Friedmann's  Mirafra pulpa  Found: east Africa
The Friedmann's Lark is best identified by its distinctive song; a long, drawn-out singular note, hoo-ee-oo (with slight stress on the ee), repeated at 1 or 2 second intervals. It is heard more often at night, and given while atop a bush or during undulating display flights
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Nik_Borrow - Kenya


Lark, Gillett's   Mirafra gilletti   Found: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia
Image by: 1) 1) Haller1962  2) Henrik Gronvold  3) Nik Borrow - Ethiopia


Lark, Kordofan  Mirafra cordofanica   Found: Africa
The Kordofan lark has a large range that spans the continent from Mauritania and Senegal to Niger, eastern Chad, southern Sudan and northern South Sudan.
Image by: 1) Haller1962   2) Joseph Wolf  3) Tim_Wacher - Niger


Lark, Madagascar  Mirafra hova  Found: Madagascar
Image by: 1) Haller1962   2) Fred Leviez  3, 4) Dick Daniels - near Morondava, Madagascar


Lark, Melodious   Mirafra cheniana   Found: Africa
The Melodious Lark has white supercilium, throat; buffy underparts with streaking on beast.
Image by: 1) Haller1962   2) Andrew Smith


Lark,_Monotonous  Mirafra passerina  Found: southern Africa
The range of the Monotonous Lark is quite broad, extending over six countries: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2, 3) Derek Keats - South Africa


Lark, Red-winged   Mirafra hypermetra Found: Africa
The Red-winged Lark has rufous primary flight feathers; may have dark patches on sides of breast.
Similar to: Rufous-naped Lark. Rufous-naped Lark found above 1300 meters; Rufous-winged found below 1300 meters.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Joseph Mochoge - Eburu Kenya  3) Peter Steward - Kenya 4) Frederic Salein - Kenya


Lark, Rufous-naped  Mirafra africana  Found: Africa
Rufous-naped Lark has rufous primaries (readily visible when in flight); rufous crown.
Similar to: Rufous-winged Lark. Rufous-naped Lark found above 1300 meters; Rufous-winged found below 1300 meters.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2, 3) Carol Foil - Rift Valley, Kenya  4, 5) Joseph Mochoge - Eburu Kenya


Lark,_Rusty  Mirafra rufa  Found: Africa
The Rusty Lark is typically found inhabiting the dry savannah ecoregions of Chad, Mali, Niger, Sudan, and Togo.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Zamiruddin_Faisal


Lark, Singing Bush-  Mirafra cantillans  Found: Africa, south Asia
The Sing Bush-Lark has whitish supercilium, tail edges; whitish underparts with spotted streaks.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) John Gerrard Keulemans   3, 4, 5) Dick Daniels - Nairobi National Park, Kenya  6) Joby Joseph


Lark,_Somali  Mirafra somalica   Found: Somalia
Alternate names for the Somali: Somali Bushlark and Somali Long-billed Lark.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Herbert Goodchild  3) Nik Borrow


Lark,_White-tailed  Mirafra albicauda  Found: Africa
The white-tailed lark is found in western Chad, eastern Sudan, north-eastern South Sudan, south-central Ethiopia, and from Uganda and western Kenya to central Tanzania. It occurs mainly around Lake Chad and Lake Victoria.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Henrik_Gronvold  3) Nick Dean


Lark,_Williams  Mirafra williamsi  Found: Kenya
The males of the Williams Lark perform long, drawn-out, conspicuous song-flights above their territories after the rains at dawn, making them easy to find at this time.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Dave_Curtis - Kenya



Genus Pinarocorys

Lark,_Dusky  Pinarocorys nigricans  Found: Africa
The Dusky Lark is found in southern Central Africa; it is a summer migrant to more southernly areas. Its natural habitats are dry savannah and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Bernard_Dupont - South Africa  3) Jerry_Oldenettel - Namibia


Lark,_Rufous-rumped  Pinarocorys erythropygia  Found: central Africa
The Rufous-rumped Lark It is found in western and central Africa from Mali, Guinea and Sierra Leone to eastern Sudan, South Sudan and north-western Uganda.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Nik_Borrow



Genus Pseudalaemon - species

Lark,_Short-tailed  Pseudalaemon fremantlii  Found: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania
The Short-tailed Lark has  a long bill; short tail; white supercilium; black vertical line below eye.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Dick Daniels - specimen in Nairobi National Museum, Kenya 3) Demetrius Kessy - Tanzania



Genus Rhamphocoris - 1 species

Lark, Thick-billed   Rhamphocoris clotbey   Found: dry areas of northern Africa
The Thick-billed lark has a huge bill; gray upperparts. Sides of male head dark with some white patches.
Image by: 1) Alfosse - Morocco
1) Male



Genus Spizocorys

Lark,_Botha's  Spizocorys fringillaris  Found: South Africa
The  Botha's Lark's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland and pastureland.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Per_Holmen - South Africa


Lark,_Masked  Spizocorys personata  Found: Ethiopia, Kenya
The Masked Lsark has a gray head with dark mask, mustache.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Dick Daniels - specimen in Nairobi National Museum, Kenya  3) Nik_Borrow - Kenya


Lark,_Obbia  Spizocorys obbiensis  Found: Somalia
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) hbw.com


Lark, Pink-billed  Spizocorys conirostris  Found: Africa
The Pink-billed Lark has a stout pink bill; white supercilium, throat. Subspecies vary from pale (image 1) to deep rufous.
Image by: 1) Haller1962 2) Ron Knight


Lark,_Sclater's  Spizocorys sclateri  Found: Namibia, South Africa
The natural habitat of the Sclater's Lark is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Ian_White - South Africa  3) Per_Holmen - South Africa


Lark, Stark's Spizocorys starki Found: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
Image by: 1) Alastair Rae 





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