|M. r. fischeri in the DRC|
|M. r. kawirondensis in Uganda|
Taxonomy and systematics
The flappet lark and the Cape clapper lark are regarded as forming a superspecies with the Eastern clapper lark. The alternate name "cinnamon bush lark" is also an alternate name for Horsfield's bush lark.
- Buckley's lark or West African cinnamon bush-lark, M. r. buckleyi (Shelley, 1873): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Calandrella. Found from southern Mauritania and Senegal to northern Cameroon
- M. r. serlei White, CMN, 1960: Found in south-eastern Nigeria
- Ubangi cinnamon lark, M. r. tigrina Oustalet, 1892: Originally described as a separate species. Found from eastern Cameroon to northern Democratic Republic of Congo
- Darfur flappet lark, M. r. furensis Lynes, 1923: Found in west-central Sudan
- Sobat flappet lark, M. r. sobatensis Lynes, 1914: Originally described as a separate species. Found in central Sudan
- M. r. rufocinnamomea (Salvadori, 1865): Found in north-western and central Ethiopia
- Abyssinian flappet lark, M. r. omoensis Neumann, 1928: Found in south-western Ethiopia
- M. r. torrida Shelley, 1882: Found from south-eastern Sudan and northern Ethiopia to northern Uganda, central Kenya and central Tanzania
- Rwenzori flappet lark, M. r. kawirondensis van Someren, 1921: Found in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, western Uganda and western Kenya
- Nyasaland flappet lark, M. r. fischeri (Reichenow, 1878): Originally described as a separate species. Found in Angola, southern Democratic Republic of Congo, northern Zambia and northern Mozambique north through eastern Tanzania, eastern Kenya to southern Somalia
- M. r. schoutedeni White, CMN, 1956: Found in Gabon and Central African Republic to western Democratic Republic of Congo and north-western Angola
- M. r. lwenarum White, CMN, 1945: Found in north-western Zambia
- M. r. smithersi White, CMN, 1956: Found in northern Zambia, Zimbabwe, north-eastern Botswana and northern South Africa
- M. r. pintoi White, CMN, 1956: Found in southern Mozambique, Swaziland and north-eastern South Africa
- M. r. mababiensis (Roberts, 1932): Found in western Zambia to central Botswana
Distribution and habitat
The flappet lark has a large range covering much of the African continent with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 10,000,000 km2. Its natural habitats are dry savannah, moist savannah, and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Mirafra rufocinnamomea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Based on maps in the Handbook of the Birds of the World and the BirdLife data zone
- 1931-, Keith, Stuart,; 1934-, Urban, Emil K.,; Martin., Woodcock,; Ian., Willis, (2000-01-01). The birds of Africa. Vol. 6. Academic Press. ISBN 0121373061. OCLC 59539112.
- "IOC World Bird List 6.4". IOC World Bird List Datasets. doi:10.14344/ioc.ml.6.4.
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