Larks (Alaudidae)

Rufous-rumped Lark (Pinarocorys erythropygia) - HBW 9, p. 563

French: Alouette à queue rousse German: Rotbürzellerche Spanish: Alondra Colirrufa
Other common names: Rufous-rumped Bushlark, Red-tailed Lark

Taxonomy: Alauda erythropygia Strickland, 1852, Kordofan, Sudan.
Often placed in genus Mirafra, but distinctive in terms of structure, plumage (including slight sexual dimorphism) and migratory behaviour; no genetic material has been sequenced. Forms a superspecies with P. nigricans, and sometimes considered conspecific. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeds in savannas from N Ivory Coast E to S Sudan and N Uganda; migrates N & NW to Sahel and arid savanna from Sierra Leone E to N Niger, N Chad and NC Sudan.

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