Red-capped Lark

Calandrella cinerea

This slender, long-winged lark is found throughout much of southern Africa in short grassy areas and croplands. It has a distinctive rufous cap and epaulettes on the side of the breast, which make it relatively easy to identify in the field.

We first recorded this pretty lark in November 2011 in the grasslands around Wakkerstroom. A great spot to find these birds are the roadside routes, south of Devon.


Red-capped Lark / Rietkuil Road, Devon, South Africa / 07 May 2014 Red-capped Lark / Devon farmlands, South Africa / 14 March 2015 Red-capped Lark / Rietkuil Road, Devon, South Africa / 07 May 2014 Red-capped Lark / Devon farmlands, South Africa / 14 March 2015 Red-capped Lark (Cineria) / Devon, South Africa Red-capped Lark / Devon, South Africa / 18 Janaury 2014 Red-capped Lark / Rietkuil Road, Devon, South Africa / 07 May 2014 Red-capped Lark (Cineria) / Devon, South Africa Red-capped Lark / Rietkuil Road, Devon, South Africa / 07 May 2014 Red-capped Lark (Cineria) / Devon, South Africa Red-capped Lark / Rietkuil Road, Devon, South Africa / 07 May 2014 Red-capped Lark (Cineria) / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa Red-capped Lark / Lake Nakuru, Kenya Red-capped Lark (Spleniata) / Etosha National Park, Northern Namibia
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