Pink-breasted lark

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Pink-breasted lark
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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)

Mirafra poecilosterna

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


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]


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


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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