Working for birds in Africa

Friedmann's Lark - an enigma

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Friedmann's Lark Mirafra pulpa remains something of an enigma. Its similarity to other species, most notably Singing Bush Lark Mirafra cantillans, has presumably led to its being overlooked; however its call is distinctive, very obvious and far-carrying. This note principally seeks to alert observers to its possible presence, in order that they may be able to add significantly to our knowledge of the species. It should occur in some of the areas visited by birdwatching tourists, although is unrecorded by them. Nobody knows, for example, whether or not it is endangered or vulnerable, nobody has ever found it breeding and indeed rather few people have even seen it at all.

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