White-tailed lark

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Not to be confused with the monotonous lark (Mirafra passerina) of southern Africa, which is also sometimes called the White-tailed lark or White-tailed bush lark.

White-tailed lark
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Mirafra
M. albicauda
Binomial name
Mirafra albicauda
Reichenow, 1891
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resident range

The white-tailed lark (Mirafra albicauda) is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae found in Africa.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Alternate names for the white-tailed lark include northern white-tailed bush lark, northern white-tailed lark and white-tailed bush lark.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The white-tailed lark is found in western Chad, eastern Sudan, north-eastern South Sudan, south-central Ethiopia, and from Uganda and western Kenya to central Tanzania. It occurs mainly around Lake Chad and Lake Victoria.

The natural habitat of M. albicauda is tropical to subtropical, seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Mirafra albicauda". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Mirafra passerina - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-10.