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Monotonous Lark

Mirafra passerina Gyldenstolpe, 1926

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Peter Boesman 2013-02-07 Punda Maria area, Kruger National Park, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) song - [also] [sono] 280457
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Doug Newman 2020-02-20 Punda Maria area, Kruger National Park, Limpopo, Soutpansberg (South Africa) (480 m) adult, male, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

530057
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Tony 2013-12-15 Potgietersrus, Bosveld, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) (1300 m) song -

Hundreds of birds calling all over.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

400380
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Faansie Peacock 2016-12-24 Vaalkop Dam, Bird Sanctuary section, North West, Northwest Province (South Africa) (1000 m) song -

Several birds were calling in close proximity. Song also given in a short parachuting display flight.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

364533
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Faansie Peacock 2016-12-23 Vaalkop Dam, Bird Sanctuary section, North West, Northwest Province (South Africa) (1000 m) song -

Afte rains, this species can occur at incredible densities - several birds are often calling in close proximity. This individual often made an extra, soft, introductory note before its song phrases. Calling from a small tree within sparse, green grassland in a savanna clearing.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

364532
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Tony Archer 2013-12-15 Potgietersrus, Bosveld, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) (1300 m) song -

Huge flock calling in thorn trees.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

418754
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Peter Boesman 2013-02-08 Punda Maria area, Kruger National Park, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) song - [sono] 280459
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Lynette Rudman 2017-11-18 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (460 m) call -

Two birds heard calling from Acacia shrubland.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

393503
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Derek Solomon 2020-02-23 Kruger Park (near Kruger National Park), Mopani, Limpopo, Phalaborwa (South Africa) (400 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

530479
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Derek Solomon 15-2-09 Mashatu Game Reserve, Central (Botswana) (588 m) Song (A) -   45637
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Peter Boesman 2013-02-08 Punda Maria area, Kruger National Park, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) song - [also] [sono] 280458
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Oscar Campbell 2017-03-31 Kruger Park, Ehlanzeni, Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga (South Africa) (300 m) song -

Singing from dead stump on edge of access track with lots of bare ground amidst light bushveld .

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

368167
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Lynette Rudman 2018-03-15 West of Gariep Dam, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (1300 m) song -

Bird seen and two heard calling in the early morning from the top of a large shrub in the middle of grassland surrounded by Acacia Karoo shrubland at the end of summer. These birds were out of their known range.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

406100
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Lynette Rudman 2016-12-09 Brits, Bojanala, North West, Northwest Province (South Africa) (1000 m) call -

Bird seen and heard calling from the top of a low tree in summer.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

349853
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Dawie de Swardt 2018-03-22 Traacha, Smithfield, Free State, Free State (South Africa) (1300 m) call, male -

New distribution record for Free State. male displaying. Up to 3 birds seen

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

407068
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Niall Perrins 2010-02-04 Kruger National Park, Mopani, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) (400 m) song - [sono] 184003
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Gareth K. 2017-11-24 Ezulu, Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (460 m) song -

One of the overshoot/vagrant birds (two birds seen)

bird-seen:yes

400144
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Derek Solomon 18-2-09 Mashatu Game Reserve, Central (Botswana) (588 m) Song (B) -   45650
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Rion Lerm 2019-02-08 Kruger Park (near Kruger National Park), Mopani, Limpopo, Phalaborwa (South Africa) (360 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

456500
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Lynette Rudman 2017-11-19 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (480 m) call, male -

Male bird seen calling from the top of a large bush in the early morning in late spring. A very out of range bird. There appears to be two birds present because from another audioclip, there seemed to be one dueting at one stage with the male.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

393600
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Etienne Marais 2016-12-16 Cullinan, Pretoria, Gauteng, Gauteng (South Africa) (1200 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

347235
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Christoph Groenewald 2014-12-10 Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa (South Africa) (550 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

206998
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Lynette Rudman 2016-12-09 Brits (near Klipvoor), Bojanala, North West, Northwest Province (South Africa) (1000 m) call -

Two birds calling from different posts in mid summer.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

349854
xeno-canto.org
Monotonous Lark - Mirafra passerina Alan Collett 2017-11-23 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (480 m) song -

One of 4 birds recorded for the first time in the Eastern Cape.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

394766
xeno-canto.org
Note: a maximum of 20 records are shown. For more recordings of this species, as well as maps, sonograms, and advanced searches, please visit xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.

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