Red lark

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Red lark
Certhilauda burra -near Springbok, Northern Cape, South Africa-6.jpg
In Northern Cape, South Africa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Calendulauda
Species: C. burra
Binomial name
Calendulauda burra
(Bangs, 1930)
  • Ammomanes burra
  • Ammomanes burrus
  • Certhilauda burra
  • Certhilauda erythroclamys
  • Certhilauda harei
  • Mirafra burra

The red lark (Calendulauda burra), also known as the ferruginous lark or ferruginous sand-lark, is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae. It is found in western South Africa and possibly Namibia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Originally, the red lark was classified as belonging to the genus Ammomanes, then later by Mirafra and Certhilauda, until moved to Calendulauda in 2009.[2] Not all authorities recognize each of these re-classifications.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Certhilauda burra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Taxonomy Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  3. ^ "Calendulauda burra - Avibase". Retrieved 2016-11-19. 

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