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Gillett's lark

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Gillett's lark (Mirafra gilletti) or Gillett's bushlark is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae found in eastern Africa.

Taxonomy and systematics

Subspecies

Three subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • M. g. gilletti - Sharpe, 1895: Found in eastern Ethiopia and northwestern Somalia
  • Degodi lark (M. g. degodiensis) - Érard, 1976: Originally described as a separate species. Found in southeastern Ethiopia
  • M. g. arorihensis - Érard, 1976: Found in central Somalia to northeastern Kenya

Distribution and habitat

Mirafra gilletti has a somewhat wide range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 690,000 km2 over Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia.[1]

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

References

  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2013). "Mirafra gilletti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.old-form url
  2. ^ "IOC World Bird List 6.4". IOC World Bird List Datasets. doi:10.14344/ioc.ml.6.4.
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Gillett's lark: Brief Summary

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Gillett's lark (Mirafra gilletti) or Gillett's bushlark is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae found in eastern Africa.

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