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 6 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