Red-winged Lark

The range of Red-winged Lark is quite extensive within Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 660,000 km2.

The Red-winged Lark is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Red-winged Lark (left) of east Africa is an example. I must confess that when I took this photo in Kenya in 1981, and using the field guide available (Williams & Arlott 1980), I misidentified this bird as a "Flappet Lark M. rufocinnamomea." I've re-identified it as several things over the years, but only with the publication of Zimmerman et al. (1996) did I get this one correct. More

The Red-winged Lark (Mirafra hypermetra) is a species of lark in the Alaudidae family. More

Red-winged Lark - Photo copyright Don RobersonRed-winged Lark Photo copyright Don Roberson Rufous-naped Lark - Photo copyright Ron EggertRufous-naped LarkPhoto copyright Ron Eggert ...... More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Alaudidae
Genus : Mirafra
Species : hypermetra
Authority : (Reichenow, 1879)