Williams's lark

Williams's lark

Williams's lark

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Mirafra williamsi

Williams's lark (Mirafra williamsi ) is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae. Discovered in 1955, much of its life and ecology is still a mystery to ornithology.

Distribution

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In general, the natural habitat of M. williamsi is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. Its range is restricted to northern Kenya where it is found in two disjunct populations:

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One population is located north of Marsabit, in the Didi Galgalla desert, a region marked by plains of rocky, red lava soils and patches of short-grass and bushes.

The other inhabits a particular area (elevated between 600 m and 1,350 m) lying between Isiolo and Garba Tula. It has even, unbroken communities of Barleria shrubs.

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Williams's lark habitat map
Williams's lark habitat map
Williams's lark
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Habits and Lifestyle

The males of the species perform long, drawn-out, conspicuous song-flights above their territories after the rains at dawn, making them easy to find at this time.

Lifestyle
Seasonal behavior

Diet and Nutrition

Williams's larks consume various seeds and insects.

References

1. Williams's lark Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williams's_lark
2. Williams's lark on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22717028/131748247

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