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Singing Bushlark, Australian Skylark
Breeds September-January following significant rainfall. Builds cup-shaped nest in hollow or natural depressions in the ground, usually in grasslands.
Feathers have dark, central streaks. Many colour variations exist that tend to match the soil colour.
Occurs from Eyre Peninsula in South Australia through Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia to Shark Bay. Vagrant to Tasmania. Also occurs from Nigeria to Arabia, India and the Malay Archipelago.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Horsfield's Bushlark is more often heard than seen, singing while in flight.
Omnivore. Feed on grasses, seeds and insects.
Open woodland, tussock grassland, saltbush, cereal crops and sparse sugar cane fields.
Native to Australia