Pink-breasted lark

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Pink-breasted lark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Calendulauda
Species: C. poecilosterna
Binomial name
Calendulauda poecilosterna
(Reichenow, 1879)
Synonyms

Mirafra poecilosterna

The pink-breasted lark (Calendulauda poecilosterna) is a species of passerine bird in the Alaudidae family.

Range[edit]

M. poecilosterna is estimated to have a global extent of occurrence of 560,000 km2. covering a broad range over Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.[1]

Habitat[edit]

Its natural habitat is dry savannah, open bush and wooded areas, in particular dry acacia and Commiphora scrub.

Behaviour[edit]

It is generally found singly or in pairs foraging on the ground for insects and seeds. When disturbed it flies to a safe, elevated position on the branch of a tree or on the top of a bush. These are also its favoured perches for engaging in territorial song.[2]

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