Dusky Lark (Pinarocorys nigricans) - HBW 9, p. 563
French: Alouette brune
Spanish: Alondra Oscura
Taxonomy: Alauda nigricans Sundevall, 1850, Aapies River, Pretoria, South Africa.
Often placed in genus Mirafra, but distinctive in terms of structure, plumage (including sexual dimorphism) and migratory behaviour; no genetic material has been sequenced. Forms a superspecies with P. erythropygia, and sometimes considered conspecific. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- occidentis Clancey, 1968 - breeds SW DRCongo and N Angola; migrates S as far as Namibia and Mozambique.
- nigricans (Sundevall, 1850) - breeds SE DRCongo, SW Tanzania and NW Zambia; migrates S as far as Namibia and Mozambique.
- Least Concern
- No sound recordings available yet