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Pink-breasted Lark - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Peter Merritt
Maasai Mara Park, Kenya, Africa, 2015
Calendulauda poecilosterna

Mirafra poecilosterna


15–16 cm (6-6¼ in); a pipit-shaped lark

  • Slim bill
  • Long tail

Similar Species

Similar in build and habit to the Fawn-coloured Lark but it lacks the broad white supercilliary stripe and is altogether paler with a noticeably grey crown.


Photo by Glen Tepke
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, 10 June 2009

Africa: found in savannas from southern Ethiopia to Kenya, eastern Uganda and northern Tanzania.


This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in genus Mirafra.


They are found in arid savanna and scrub areas.



Their main diet consists of insects, mostly termites. They also eat seeds. They forage on the ground singly or in pairs.


The use exposed branches or the tops of bushes to sing.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2016)

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