Breeding season: usually September to March (any time of year, after rains provide good conditions). Clutch size is three or four. Builds a nest where suitable cover can be found, such as under overhanging grasses, small shrubs or fallen branches. The nest itself is a scrape in the ground lined with grass or fine sticks. It sometimes has a hood and has a tunnel-like track leading to the entrance. The male incubates the eggs, broods and feeds the young.