Mirafra erythrocephala, Tommaso Salvadori & Enrico Hillyer Giglioli, 1885
The Indochinese bush lark (Mirafra erythrocephala) or Indochinese lark is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae found in southeast Asia.
Taxonomy and systematics
Following work a decade ago by Per Alström, the Indochinese bush lark was split from the Bengal Bush Lark to form a separate species.
Distribution and habitat
The range of the Indochinese bush lark extends over a large swath of southeast Asia, and can be found in Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos.
The Indochinese bush lark is found in a variety of open-space habitats up to 900 m interspersed with trees and shrubs and has adapted to cultivated land. It also exists at forest margins, as well as thickets of bamboo.
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Category / Seasonal Status
Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years BCST Category:
Resident or presumed resident BCST Seasonal status:
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Alaudidae Genus Mirafra Species Mirafra erythrocephala
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Aranyaprathet District, Sa Kaeo Ban Chang District, Rayong Ban Laem District, Phetchaburi Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi Ban Phai District, Khon Kaen Bang Ban District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bang Pa In District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area Bangkok Province Borabue District, Maha Sarakham Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park Chatturat District, Chaiyaphum Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Doi Suthep - Pui National Park Fang District, Chiang Mai Hang Chat District, Lampang Hat Wanakon National Park Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Huai Chorakhe Mak Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Huai Talat Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Kabin Buri District, Prachinburi Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Kaeng Krachan National Park Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom Kantharawichai District, Maha Sarakham Khao Pra Wihan National Park Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Khao Sanam Prieng Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Yai National Park Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Khon San District, Chaiyaphum Kui Buri National Park Kumphawapi District, Udon Thani Laem Pak Bia Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai Mae Mo District, Lampang Mae Poen District, Nakhon Sawan Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai Mae Tha, Lampang District, Lampang Mueang Buriram District, Buriram Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen Mueang Lampang District, Lampang Mueang Lamphun District, Lamphun Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok Mueang Nakhon Pathom District, Nakhon Pathom Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District, Nakhon Ratchasima Mueang Nong Khai District, Nong Khai Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi Mueang Ratchaburi District, Ratchaburi Mueang Sa Kaeo District, Sa Kaeo Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai Mueang Surin District, Surin Mueang Tak District, Tak Non Din Daeng District, Buriram Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area Nong Han Lake Nong Prue District, Kanchanaburi Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi Pa Sak Chonlasit Dam Non-Hunting Area Pa Sang District, Lamphun Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok Pak Thale Phanat Nikhom District, Chonburi Phatthana Nikhom District, Lopburi Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Pran Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Pran Buri Forest Park Rattanawapi District, Nong Khai Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Sakaerat Environmental Research Station Samae San Island San Sai District, Chiang Mai Sanam Bin Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Sanam Chai Khet District, Chachoengsao Sattahip District, Chonburi Si Maha Phot District, Prachinburi Ta Phraya National Park Taphan Hin District, Phichit Tha Takiap District, Chachoengsao Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani Thao Kosa Forest Park Thap Lan National Park Thap Sakae District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Thap Than District, Uthai Thani Thawat Buri District, Roi Et Wang Nam Yen District, Sa Kaeo Wat Tham Erawan Non-Hunting Area Range map of Mirafra erythrocephala in Thailand
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