Indian bush lark

Indian-bush-lark

Hindi name- Aagiya

Indian bush lark is native to Indian Subcontinent. It is also called as red winged lark, red winged bush lark.

How does the bird appear…

It is pale in plumage. Cheek patch is bounded by white supercillium and post-auricular border. The crown and upper-parts are heavily streaked. Underparts are pale and have large spots on the breast. Most of its wing coverts, tertials and central tail feathers have pale centres. The primary coverts look all brown. It shows diagnostic rufous wing bars. Both sexes are similar.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is commonly found in arid areas.

Food

It feeds on seeds and small insects.

Breeding & Nesting

It breeds mainly during May to July. The bird’s typical ‘song-flight’ is seen during mating season.

 

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