Rufous-rumped lark

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Rufous-rumped lark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Pinarocorys
Species: P. erythropygia
Binomial name
Pinarocorys erythropygia
(Strickland, 1852)
  • Alauda erythropygia
  • Certhilauda erythropygia
  • Mirafra erythropygia
  • Mirafra nigricans erythropygia

The rufous-rumped lark (Pinarocorys erythropygia) is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae. It is found in western and central Africa from Mali, Guinea and Sierra Leone to eastern Sudan, South Sudan and north-western Uganda. Its natural habitat is dry savannah.

Originally, the rufous-rumped lark was classified within the genus Alauda. Later, some authorities considered the rufous-rumped lark to be a species within the genera Certhilauda and Mirafra.[2] Alternate common names include red-rumped lark, red-tailed bush lark and red-tailed lark.