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Birdwatching in Africa - Gillett's Lark or Gillett's Bushlark, Mirafra gilletti


Gillett's Lark (Mirafra gilletti) or Gillett's Bushlark is a species of lark in the Alaudidae family found in eastern Africa.

Distribution and habitat
Mirafra gilletti has a somewhat wide range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 690,000 km2 over Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia.

Its natural habitats are dry savannah and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

Range map from www.oiseaux.net

Range map
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Gillett's Lark or Gillett's Bushlark, Mirafra gilletti
Resident range
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Taxonomy and systematics

Subspecies
Three subspecies are recognized:

• M. g. gilletti - Sharpe, 1895: Found in eastern Ethiopia and north-western Somalia

• Degodi lark (M. g. degodiensis) - √Črard, 1976: Originally described as a separate species. Found in south-eastern Ethiopia

• M. g. arorihensis - √Črard, 1976: Found in central Somalia to north-eastern Kenya

Length: 17 cm
Wingspan:
Weight: 20 - 26 g
Longevity:
Distinctive Feature

Similar Species



From opus at www.birdforum.net the forum for wild birds and birding.
Female / Male



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Conservation status
Conservation status
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sighted: 22 October 2019 (Date of first photo that I could use)
Location: Awash National Park, Geda Rangers Camp, Ethiopia


Gillett's Lark or Gillett's Bushlark, Mirafra gilletti
Gillett's Lark or Gillett's Bushlark
Awash National Park, Geda Rangers Camp, Ethiopia - 22 October 2019

Gillett's Lark or Gillett's Bushlark, Mirafra gilletti
Gillett's Lark or Gillett's Bushlark
Awash National Park, Geda Rangers Camp, Ethiopia - 22 October 2019

Gillett's Lark or Gillett's Bushlark, Mirafra gilletti
Gillett's Lark or Gillett's Bushlark
Awash National Park, Geda Rangers Camp, Ethiopia - 22 October 2019

Gillett's Lark or Gillett's Bushlark, Mirafra gilletti
Gillett's Lark or Gillett's Bushlark
Awash National Park, Geda Rangers Camp, Ethiopia - 22 October 2019



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