Sharpe's Lark Mirafra sharpii

Family: Alaudidae (Larks)

Authority: Elliot, 1897

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-recognised species is inferred to have a single, very small population which is inferred to be declining due to degradation of its grassland habitat. It is therefore classified as Endangered.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 21,200 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Mirafra sharpii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/08/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/08/2019.