IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Rufous-naped lark

The rufous-naped lark (Mirafra africana) is a species of lark in the Alaudidae family.


The rufous-naped lark's range is very large, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 5,600,000 km2.[1] It is found in the following countries:


Its natural habitats are dry savannah and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

The race sharpii is sometimes (e.g., by Sibley and Monroe) regarded as a separate species, named the Somali lark; furthermore there is another species, the Somali long-billed lark M. somalica, which is called the Somali lark by some authorities, e.g., Clements.

Adult M. a. athi
Juvenile, Serengeti, Tanzania



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