Angolan lark

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Angolan lark
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Mirafra
Species: M. angolensis
Binomial name
Mirafra angolensis
Barboza du Bocage, 1880

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The Angolan lark (Mirafra angolensis) or Angolan bushlark is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae found in southern and central Africa.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]


Three subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • M. a. marungensis - Hall, BP, 1958: Found in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and south-western Tanzania
  • M. a. angolensis - Barboza du Bocage, 1880: Found in northern, western and central Angola
  • M. a. antonii - Hall, BP, 1958: Found in eastern Angola to southern Democratic Republic of Congo and north-western Zambia

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The range of the Angolan lark is sizable, and is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia. It is estimated to have a global Extent of Occurrence of about 170,000 square km.[1] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry, or seasonally wet, lowland grassland.


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