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Somali Lark

Mirafra sharpii Elliot, DG 1897

The rufous-naped lark or rufous-naped bush lark is a widespread and conspicuous species of lark in the lightly wooded grasslands, open savannas and farmlands of the Afrotropics. Males attract attention to themselves by a bold and often repeated wing-fluttering display from a prominent perch, which is accompanied by a melodious and far-carrying whistled phrase. This rudimentary display has been proposed as the precursor to the wing-clapping displays of other bush lark species. They have consistently rufous outer wings and a short erectile crest, but the remaining plumage hues and markings are individually and geographically variable. It has a straight lower, and longish, curved upper mandible. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Alaudidae
Genus:
   Mirafra
Scientific:
  Mirafra sharpii


Original description

Citation:
  Elliot, DG 1897

Reference:
   Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Orn. Ser. 1 p.37

Protonym:
  Mirafra sharpii

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2644736


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  F90063D33E1EFAF9

Avibase ID:
  avibase-F90063D3

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F90063D3


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 922812


ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Mirafra sharpii: NW Somalia (Silo Plain, Tuyo Plain and Bankisah)
English:
Somali Lark
Danish:
Rød Busklærke
German:
Fahllerche
Spanish:
Alondra de Sharpe
French:
Alouette de Sharpe
Italian:
Allodola di Somalia
Japanese (romaji):
chaeriyabuhibari


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Somali Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Somali Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Somali Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Somali Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Somali Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Somali Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Somali Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Somali Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Somali Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Sharpe's Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Sharpe's Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Sharpe's Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Sharpe's Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Sharpe's Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Sharpe's Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Sharpe's Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Sharpe's Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Alouette de Sharpe ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Red Somali Lark ( Mirafra sharpei) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Sharpe's Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Somali Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Mirafra africana sharpei [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Mirafra africana sharpei [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Mirafra africana sharpei [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Mirafra africana sharpei [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Mirafra africana sharpei [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Rufous-naped Lark (Somali) ( Mirafra africana sharpii) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Rufous-naped Lark (Somali) ( Mirafra africana sharpii) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Rufous-naped Lark (Somali) ( Mirafra africana sharpii) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Rufous-naped Lark (Somali) ( Mirafra africana sharpii) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Rufous-naped Lark (Somali) ( Mirafra africana sharpii) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Rufous-naped Lark (Somali) ( Mirafra africana sharpii) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Rufous-naped Lark (Somali) ( Mirafra africana sharpii) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Sharpe's Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Sharpe's Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Sharpe's Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Sharpe's Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Somali Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Somali Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Somali Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Sharpe's Lark ( Mirafra sharpii) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Mirafra sharpii [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Mirafra africana sharpii [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Mirafra [africana or sharpii] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Afrikaans: Rooineklewerik (Somalie)
Danish: Rød Busklærke
German: Fahllerche, Kurzhaubenlerche (sharpii), Somaliriesenlerche
English: Red Somali Lark, Rufous-naped Lark (Somali), Sharpe's Lark, Somali Lark
English, HBW: Sharpe's Lark
English (IOC): Rufous-naped Lark (Somali)
English (United States): Rufous-naped Lark (Somali)
Spanish: Alondra de Sharpe, Alondra Nuquirrufa (sharpii)
Spanish (Spain): Alondra Nuquirrufa (sharpii)
Spanish (HBW): Rufous-naped Lark (Somali)
French: Alouette à nuque rousse (de Sharpe), Alouette à nuque rousse (sharpii), Alouette de Sharpe, Alouette d'Elliot
Italian: Allodola di Somalia
Japanese (romaji): chaeriyabuhibari, chaeriyabuhibari (sharpii)
Japanese: チャエリヤブヒバリ, チャエリヤブヒバリ (sharpii), チャエリヤブヒバリ(sharpii)
Scientific: Mirafra africana sharpei, Mirafra africana sharpii, Mirafra sharpei, Mirafra sharpii
Dutch: Elliotleeuwerik, Elliot-leeuwerik, Roodnekleeuwerik (sharpii)
Norwegian: melankolilerke (sharpii)
Polish: skowroniec miedziany, skowroniec sawannowy (sharpii)
Portuguese (Portugal): cotovia-de-nuca-vermelha (sharpii)
Russian: Африканский жаворонок (sharpii)
Slovak: škovránok medený, škovránok medený (skup.)
Swedish: rödnackad lärka (sharpii), Somalilärka
Turkish: Kızıl enseli toygar (sharpii)

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