Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Larks :: Rufous-naped Lark

Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana

Described by: Smith, A. (1836)
Alternate common name(s): Rufous-naped Bushlark, Somali Lark, Red Somali Lark, Somali Bushlark
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Masai Mara, Kenya - Jun 16, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Masai Mara, Kenya - Jun 16, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Kruger National Park, South Africa - 2003 © Kees Bakker  Nairobi National Park, Kenya - Jan 30, 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  Nairobi National Park, Kenya - Jan 30, 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste 
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Africa s. of the Sahara;
Highly fragmented distribution;
(1) Se. Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Ivory Coast.
(2) Sw. Mali, Niger and n. Nigeria.
(3) W. Cameroon.
(4) N. Cameroon (Ngaoundere), Gabon, and sw. Central African Republic.
(5) E. Chad(?), n. and se. Sudan (Kurra and Darfur Provinces).
(6) E. Zaire and sw. Uganda.
(7) S. Uganda, Rwanda, w. Kenya and n. Tanzania.
(8) N. Somalia (Silo Plain, Tuyo Plain and Bankisah). C. Ethiopia.
(9) C. Kenya (Nairobi and Nakuru) to n. Tanzania.
(10) E. Kenya (Ukamba).
(11) Gabon, w. Angola (Huila escarpment n. to Kisama).
(12) E. Angola (Macondo) to nw. Zambia (Kabompo).
(13) Ne. Angola (Luiacana) and w. Zambia (Balovale).
(14) Namibia (Windhoek n. to Kaokoveld and Ovamboland).
(15) Namibia and w. Botswana.
(16) Sc. Zaire (Djambala, Petianga and Kasai).
(17) S. Zaire and nw. Zambia.
(18) Ne. Zambia (Lundazi) and s. Tanzania (Ukinga and Njombe).
(19) Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, se. Botswana, Mozambique and South Africa (Transvaal and Natal).
(20) E. Zambia and n. Malawi on the Nyika Plateau.
(21) Malawi (Mangochi District).
(22) W. Zambia, nw. Zimbabwe and n. Botswana.
(23) South Africa (s. Natal and e. Cape Province).
Angola (Cuando District)?


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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