Red-winged Lark (Mirafra hypermetra) - HBW 9, p. 548
French: Alouette polyglotte
Spanish: Alondra Alirroja
Other common names: Red-winged Bushlark
Taxonomy: Spilocorydon hypermetrus Reichenow, 1879, Kibaradja, Tana River, Kenya.
May form a superspecies with M. africana, possibly also including M. somalica. Sometimes considered conspecific with former, but the two are morphologically and vocally distinct, with no intermediate forms where their ranges meet in Kenya and N Tanzania. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- gallarum Hartert, 1907 - Ethiopia (Rift Valley S from Awash).
- kathangorensis Cave, 1940 - extreme SE Sudan.
- kidepoensis Macdonald, 1940 - extreme S Sudan and NE Uganda.
- hypermetra (Reichenow, 1879) - Kenya, S Somalia and NE Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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A perched bird
Locality Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda
Krzysztof Blachowiak 13 November 2012 22 weeks ago 4
Locality Awash National Park, Ethiopia (ssp gallarum)
Nik Borrow 28 December 2008 3 years ago 3.8
Locality Tsavo West National Park, Kenya (ssp hypermetra)
Nik Borrow 17 November 2008 3 years ago 3.8
Bird in full singing-breeding plumage on rock in crater
Locality Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania
Stan Mansfield 6 April 2011 2 years ago 3.7
Locality Senkelle Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Marco Valentini 5 January 2013 17 weeks ago 3.5
Lifting off and showing the red wing lining.
Locality Bilen Lodge, Awash National Park, Ethiopia (ssp gallarum)
Ken Havard 12 November 2011 51 weeks ago 2.7
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