Madagascar Lark

Madagascar Lark
Madagascar Lark
Mirafra hova, with back facing the viewer, and head turning right showing profile.
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Mirafra
Species: M. hova
Binomial name
Mirafra hova
Hartlaub, 1860

The Madagascar Lark (Mirafra hova) is a species of lark endemic to Madagascar in the Alaudidae family.


Range and population

The range of the Madagascar Lark is large, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence between 100,000 and 1,000,000 km2.[1]


Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

See also

External links

  • BirdLife International (2008). Mirafra hova. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 11 May 2009. This database entry includes justification for why this species is of Least Concern.


  1. ^ a b Compilers: Stuart Butchart, Jonathan Ekstrom (2008). "Madagascar Lark - BirdLife Species Factsheet". Evaluators: Jeremy Bird, Stuart Butchart. BirdLife International . Retrieved May 11, 2009.