Monotonous Lark ( Mirafra passerina, family: )
The Monotonous Lark (Latin name Mirafra passerina) is described in Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition. This bird has a unique Roberts number of 493 and you will find a full description of this bird on page 867 also a picture of the Monotonous Lark on page . The Monotonous Lark belongs to the family of birds classified as . According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Monotonous Lark is also known by these other names: White-tailed Bush Lark.
The map of the Kruger you see on this page shows the areas (coloured orange) where this bird has been identified. The basic information was provided by the Avian Demographic Unit based at UCT and I created the maps from that information ... the green dots show the locations of the various Kruger National Park Rest Camps
Near endemic species is one that is confined to a specific geographical region rather than a single country for example. Certain birds in The Kruger National Park are near endemic to Mozambique, and Zimbabwe for example. One such example is the Monotonous Lark and this species depends upon a certain type of habitat for survival. Destroy that habitat and the bird becomes endangered.
In terms of distribution of the Monotonous Lark in the Kruger National Park you may not see it in all areas. Monotonous Lark : see above distribution map.
Identification assistance for this avian species ...
The male and female Monotonous Lark have the same plumage and colours
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This bird has normally proportioned leg length.
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Breeding and nesting habits for this bird ...
The Monotonous Lark takes on more than a single mate (it is bigamous).
The nesting habit of Monotonous Lark is extra limital
Habitat and flocking behaviour for this bird ...
Names of this avian species in other languages ...
Xhosa ... Unknown
Zulu ... Unknown
German ... Sperlingslerche
Portuguese ... Cotovia-montona
French ... Alouette monotone
Dutch ... Musleeuwerik
For in-depth birding information please refer to these authoritative avian references ...
Robert's 7th edition number ... 493
The main reference source for this data was "Roberts - Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition" . Other references were "Newmans Birds of the Kruger Park" by Keith Newman published circa 1980 . Names in foreign languages were obtained from the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town website , www.fitzpatrick.uct.ac.za