Mirafra cheniana (Melodious lark) 

Spotlewerik [Afrikaans]; Maliberwani [North Sotho]; Sebotha (generic term for lark) [Tswana]; Spotleeuwerik [Dutch]; Alouette mélodieuse [French]; Spottlerche [German]; Cotovia-melodiosa [Portuguese]

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Mirafra cheniana (Melodious lark)

Melodious lark at its nest with chicks,  Springfontein, South Africa. [photo Warwick Tarboton ©]

Distribution of Melodious lark in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common). See here for the latest distribution from the SABAP2.  

 
 

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