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Singing Bushlark Mirafra cantillans

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,800,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 4,080,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be common to locally abundant (Keith et al. 1992).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to the potential local effects of livestock grazing (del Hoyo et al. 2004).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bangladesh Native Extant      
Benin Native Extant      
Burkina Faso Native Extant      
Cameroon Native Extant      
Central African Republic Native Extant      
Chad Native Extant      
Eritrea Native Extant      
Ethiopia Native Extant      
Gambia Native Extant      
India Native Extant      
Kenya Native Extant      
Mali Native Extant      
Mauritania Native Extant      
Nepal Native Extant Yes    
Niger Native Extant      
Nigeria Native Extant      
Oman Native Extant      
Pakistan Native Extant      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant      
Senegal Native Extant      
Somalia Native Extant      
South Sudan Native Extant      
Sudan Native Extant      
Tanzania Native Extant      
Togo Vagrant Extant      
Uganda Native Extant      
Yemen Native Extant      

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major non-breeding
Savanna Dry major breeding
Savanna Dry major non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 1300 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Mirafra cantillans. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Alaudidae (Larks)
Species name author Blyth, 1844
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,800,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Climate change species distributions