Larks (Alaudidae)

Melodious Lark (Mirafra cheniana) - HBW 9, p. 547

French: Alouette mélodieuse German: Spottlerche Spanish: Alondra Melodiosa
Other common names: Latakoo Lark, Southern (Singing) Lark

Taxonomy: Mirafra cheniana A. Smith, 1843, no locality = Latakoo, northern South Africa.
Sometimes placed in a superspecies with M. javanica, M. cantillans, M. albicauda and M. passerina, but validity of this grouping remains to be tested. Monotypic.

Distribution: C Zimbabwe, SE Botswana and E South Africa.

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