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Indian Bushlark

Mirafra erythroptera


It is pale and is mostly found in arid areas. It has a cheek patch completely bounded by a white supercilium and post-auricular border. The crown and upperparts are heavily streaked. The pale underparts have large spots on the breast. It is distinguished from Jerdon's bush lark (Mirafra affinis) by its longer tail, shorter bill and legs. Most of its wing coverts, tertials and central tail feathers have pale centres. The primary coverts look all brown. It sings from bush tops but does not usually perch on trees or wires. The calls are similar to that of Jerdon's bush lark but are lower and have longer rattling tremolos often falling in pitch.


Wooded groves, in and around city parks.

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Karnataka, India

Spotted on Dec 2, 2012
Submitted on Oct 2, 2015

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