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Pink-breasted Lark - BirdForum Opus


Photo by Peter Merritt
Maasai Mara Park, Kenya, Africa, 2015
Calendulauda poecilosterna

Mirafra poecilosterna

Identification

15–16 cm (6-6¼ in); a pipit-shaped lark

  • Slim bill
  • Long tail

Similar Species

Similar in build and habit to the Fawn-coloured Lark but it lacks the broad white supercilliary stripe and is altogether paler with a noticeably grey crown.

Distribution

Photo by Glen Tepke
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, 10 June 2009

Africa: found in savannas from southern Ethiopia to Kenya, eastern Uganda and northern Tanzania.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in genus Mirafra.

Habitat

They are found in arid savanna and scrub areas.

Behaviour

Diet

Their main diet consists of insects, mostly termites. They also eat seeds. They forage on the ground singly or in pairs.

Vocalisation

The use exposed branches or the tops of bushes to sing.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2016)

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