Rufous-naped Lark

Mirafra africana

Rufous-naped Lark, Mirafra africana, photo © by Michael Plagens

Grass with scattered shrubs in Nairobi National Park, Kenya. Dec. 2014.

The brown and gray color of lark species allow them to be camouflaged in their typical open, savanna habitat. However, without bold marks they are hard to tell apart from the many similar species. Larks are primarily insectivorous.

Alaudidae -- Lark Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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