(syn. Mirafra Ϯ Rufous-naped Bush Lark M. africana) L. Afer, Afra   African  < Africa  Africa; Mod. L. corys  lark  < Gr. κορυδος korudos  crested lark  < κορυς korus, κορυθος koruthos  helmet; "The large species, M. africana A. Smith, belongs to a distinct genus, differing from the preceding [Croteoptera] in having the plumage striped above, size larger, the bill longer (height much less than half the length) and quite distinct in habits; it may be separated under the new generic name of AFRICORYS, of which the typical subspecies may be taken as the type.  It is widely distributed over the continent" (A. Roberts 1922).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 16 January 2019).