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Madagascar lark

Madagascar lark

The Madagascar lark (Eremopterix hova) is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae endemic to Madagascar.

Madagascar lark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Eremopterix
E. hova
Binomial name
Eremopterix hova
(Hartlaub, 1860)
  • Mirafra hova
Near Morondava, Madagascar

Taxonomy and systematics

The Madagascar lark was formerly placed within the genus Mirafra until moved to Eremopterix in 2014.[2] Alternate names for the Madagascan lark include: Hova lark, Madagascan bush lark, Madagascar singing bushlark, and Madagascar sparrow lark.[3]

Distribution and habitat

The range of the Madagascan lark is large, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of greater than 100,000  km2.[1] Its natural habitats are dry savannah and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.


  1. BirdLife International (2016). "Eremopterix hova". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22717018A94518220. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22717018A94518220.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. "Taxonomy 4.1 to 4.4 « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  3. "Eremopterix hova - Avibase". Retrieved 2016-12-09.

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