Red-winged lark

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Red-winged lark
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M. africana athi & M. hypermetra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Mirafra
Species: M. hypermetra
Binomial name
Mirafra hypermetra
(Reichenow, 1879)
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range map

The red-winged lark (Mirafra hypermetra) is a species of lark in the Alaudidae family. It is a larger version of the rufous-naped lark, with a more robust bill and longer tail,[2] but their morphological and vocal features do not intergrade where they occur together.[3]

Population and range[edit]

It has a patchy but quite extensive range in equatorial East Africa. It occurs within Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and its estimated global extent of occurrence is 660,000 km2.[1] Its total population has yet to be quantified, but is believed to be large.[1]


Its natural habitat is savanna[2] in tropical to subtropical dry, open, lowland.


  1. ^ a b c BirdLife International (2012). "Mirafra hypermetra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Sinclair, Ian; Ryan, Peter (2010). Birds of Africa south of the Sahara (2nd ed.). Cape Town: Struik Nature. p. 330. ISBN 9781770076235. 
  3. ^ "Rufous-naped Lark (Mirafra africana) - HBW 9, p. 551". Internet Bird Collection. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 29 June 2016.