(494) 17 cm; 44 g
Fairly large stocky lark, with short but distinctive erectile rufous
crest, and rufous wing panel that is usually more visible in flight
than on ground. Northern and western subspecies paler.
Characteristically sings from top of fence post, termite mound or
above with buff edging to feathers.
resident, sedentary and usually solitary or in pairs.
grassland or lightly wooded savanna, and margins of agricultural
a clear, loud and ringing tsuwee-tsweeoo, repeated every 2-4
Partly or completely domed cup nest concealed under grass tuft.
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