Abyssinian Lark

Abyssinian Lark
Abyssinian Lark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Mirafra
Species: M. alopex
Binomial name
Mirafra alopex
Sharpe, 1890

The Abyssinian Lark (Mirafra alopex) is a species of lark in the Alaudidae family. It is found in eastern Ethiopia and northwest Somalia.


Range, population
and habitat

M. alopex (Abyssinian Lark, Foxy Lark ) has a large range, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 100,000-1,000,000 square km.[2] and is found in dense, thorny scrubland.[3]

See also

External links

  • BirdLife International (2008). Mirafra alopex. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 11 May 2009. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of Least Concern.
  • Abyssinian Lark song[4]


  1. ^ "Mirafra alopex". Evaluators: J. Bird & S. Butchart. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. 2008 . http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/148854/0/full. Retrieved May 2, 2009. 
  2. ^ Compilers: Stuart Butchart, Jonathan Ekstrom, Matt Harding (2008). "Abyssinian Lark - BirdLife Species Factsheet". Evaluators: Jeremy Bird, Stuart Butchart. BirdLife International . http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/ebas/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=8111&m=0. Retrieved May 1, 2009. 
  3. ^ Alberto Mas (June 17, 2005). "Superfamily PASSEROIDEA". Picchio Verde. http://www.scricciolo.com/classificazione/passeriformes22.htm. Retrieved May 2, 2009. 
  4. ^ Note: Abyssinian Lark song was recorded in Olongosai, Kenya on April 29, 2008