Fawn-colored Lark
Abyssinian Lark

Mirafra alopex
Calendulauda africanoides

Fawn-colored Lark, Mirafra alopex, photo © by Michael Plagens

Savanna habitat near Lake Nakuru, Rift Valley, Kenya. July 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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