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Dusky lark

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Passeriformes
Genus  Pinarocorys
Higher classification  Pinarocorys
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Alaudidae
Scientific name  Pinarocorys nigricans
Rank  Species
Dusky lark Dusky Lark Pinarocorys nigricans videos photos and sound
Similar  Pinarocorys, Lark, Bird, Monotonous lark, Flappet lark

The red himba lady and the dusky lark by hadoram shirihai

The dusky lark (Pinarocorys nigricans), also known as the dusky bush lark or rufous-rumped bush lark, is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae. It is found in southern Central Africa; it is a summer migrant to more southernly areas. Its natural habitats are dry savannah and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.


Dusky lark The Red Himba Lady and the Dusky Lark Birding Ecotours

Taxonomy and systematics

Formerly, the dusky lark was classified as belonging to the genera Alauda and Mirafra until moved to Pinarocorys.


Two subspecies are recognized:

Dusky lark Dusky lark pinarocorys nigricans Ian White Flickr
  • P. n. nigricans - (Sundevall, 1850): Found in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, north-western Zambia and south-western Tanzania
  • P. n. occidentis - Clancey, 1968: Found in south-western Democratic Republic of Congo and northern Angola

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