Pink-breasted Lark (Calendulauda poecilosterna) - HBW 9, p. 558
French: Alouette à poitrine rose
Spanish: Alondra Pechirrosa
Taxonomy: Alauda poecilosterna Reichenow, 1879, Kibaradja, Tana River, Kenya.
Formerly placed in genus Mirafra, and suggested as forming a superspecies with M. rufa and M. gilletti; genetic data, however, indicate that it belongs in the Calendulauda clade. Geographical variation in plumage tone, darkest and richest in S; birds from extreme N of range (SE Sudan E to S Somalia) described as race australoabyssinica and others from rest of range (except N & E Kenya) as massaica, but differences minimal, and naming of races considered unwarranted. Monotypic.
Distribution: Extreme SE Sudan and S Ethiopia E to S Somalia, S to NE Uganda, much of Kenya and NE Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
PhotosSee all 7 photos
Adult perched in Samburu National Reserve.
Locality Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Oliver Fowler 16 October 2014 1 year ago 4.8
Perched on a branch and singing.
Locality Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
Nick Athanas 23 August 2012 3 years ago 4.4
Locality Shaba National Reserve, Kenya
Adam Riley 18 May 2009 1 year ago 4.3
An adult bird
Locality Lake Baringo, Kenya
Paul van Giersbergen 13 December 2012 11 weeks ago 4
Locality Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Kenya
Tadeusz Rosinski 1 December 2014 40 weeks ago 4
A bird under bush
Locality Tsavo West National Park, Kenya
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 20 March 2014 1 year ago 3.3
- No sound recordings available yet