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Shrub larks


Madagascar bush lark

The Madagascar bush lark is a species of passerine birds of the genus Eremopterix of the lark family.

Endemic to Madagascar. The natural habitats of this bird are dry savannas and subtropical and tropical dry shrubs.

  • Lark is an Arabic name. High-legged African lark Madagascar bush lark Gray lesser lark Saline lark Boehme
  • Song Shrub Lark Mirafra cantillans White-tailed Shrub Lark Mirafra albicauda Kordofan Shrub Lark Mirafra

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As of February 2018, 24 species are included in the genus:

  • Mirafra affinis Blyth, 1845
  • Mirafra africana A. Smith, 1836 - African bush lark
  • Mirafra albicauda Reichenow, 1891 - White-tailed Shrub Lark
  • Mirafra angolensis Barboza du Bocage, 1880 - Angolan Bush Lark
  • Mirafra apiata (Vieillot, 1816) - Grassy shrub lark
  • Mirafra ashi Colston, 1982
  • Mirafra assamica Horsfield, 1840 - Bengal bush lark
  • Mirafra cantillans Blyth, 1845 - Song Bush Lark
  • Mirafra cheniana A. Smith, 1843 - Southern Bush Lark
  • Mirafra collaris Sharpe, 1896 - Collared bush lark
  • Mirafra cordofanica Strickland, 1852 - Kordofan bush lark
  • Mirafra erythrocephala Salvadori & Giglioli, 1885
  • Mirafra erythroptera Blyth, 1845 - Red-winged bush lark
  • Mirafra fasciolata (Sundevall, 1850)
  • Mirafra gilletti Sharpe, 1895 - Gillette's shrub skylark
  • Mirafra hypermetra (Reichenow, 1879) - Large bushy lark
  • Mirafra javanica Horsfield, 1821 - Javanese lark, or Javanese bush lark
  • Mirafra microptera Hume, 1873
  • Mirafra passerina Gyldenstolpe, 1926 - Monochrome shrub lark
  • Mirafra pulpa Friedmann, 1930 - Friedmann's Shrub Lark
  • Mirafra rufa Lynes, 1920 - Red bush lark
  • Mirafra rufocinnamomea (Salvadori, 1865) - Brown shrub lark
  • Mirafra somalica (Witherby, 1903) - Somali bush lark
  • Mirafra williamsi Macdonald, 1956 - Williams' Bush Lark

Some species previously referred to as bush larks have been transferred to the genera Calendulauda and Eremopterix.