Larks (Alaudidae)

Collared Lark (Mirafra collaris) - HBW 9, p. 553

French: Alouette à collier German: Halsbandlerche Spanish: Alondra Acollarada
Other common names: Collared Bushlark

Taxonomy: Mirafra collaris Sharpe, 1896, Aimola, north-east Kenya.
Affinities to M. apiata and M. fasciolata suggested by clapping display-flight, although wing-clapping performed also by unrelated Chersophilus duponti. Preliminary genetic data suggest affinities with Calendulauda. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Ethiopia, Somalia and NE & E Kenya.

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