Melodious Lark (Mirafra cheniana) - HBW 9, p. 547
French: Alouette mélodieuse
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.
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
flying over grassland and showing typical brief hover prior to landing Locality Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 27 September 2014 38 weeks ago 13 sec 3.8
One of a half dozen present. At least three displaying.
Locality Free State Province, South Africa
Ethan Kistler 13 December 2009 5 years ago 4
- No sound recordings available yet