Larks (Alaudidae)

Red-winged Lark (Mirafra hypermetra) - HBW 9, p. 548

French: Alouette polyglotte German: Riesenlerche 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.

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