Brown Songlark

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©The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industry/McCann

Cincloramphus cruralis


Small bird, up to 25 cm (males) and 19 cm (females). Breeding plumage: males are dark cinnamon-brown, with black bill and black eyes. Both sexes have a dusky brown back. Pale brownish-white underparts. Centre of the belly is dark brown.


Details
Type
Bird
Group
Other Common Names
Australian Songlark
Biology

Breeding season: September to February. Clutch size is three to four. Nest is a small depression in the ground, often in a clump of grass or another form of cover. The female incubates the eggs and takes care of the young. They are very nomadic, moving from drought-affected areas to areas of recent rainfall.

Distinctive Markings

Larger than the Rufous Songlark and lacks the rufous rump.

Taxonomy
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes

The Brown Songlark lives in farm paddocks and as a result are occasionally killed by vehicles on roads.


Interesting Facts
Diet

Omnivore. Feeds on seeds and insects.

Habitat

Found in open country, including pastures, short crops and grassy shrub.

Native Status
Native to Australia
Audio
Sounds
The male Brown Songlark is the singer. The continuous song is musical and produced from perches.