BROWN SONGLARK FACTS
The Brown Songlark is a small brown bird found throughout Australia. The male grows to 25 cm long is much larger than the female which grows to about 19 cm long. The adults are brown streaked with darker brown above and grey brown below. The underside of the female is paler than the male. . The eyes and bill are black, and the legs and feet are grey. In breeding plumage some males have black chin and dark grey chest and belly. Females have an indistinct paler stripe above the eye. Juveniles are similar to adult females with more streaking on under parts.
male 25 cm; female 19 cm
grassland, open scrubland, pasture
seeds and insects
The nest is a deep cup of grass and other plant matter hidden in bush or long grass. The females lays 2 to 5 pale pink eggs with reddish brown spotting.
The Brown Songlark is found in all mainland states of Australia throughout the continent except far north of Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. It is not found in Tasmania.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Brown Songlark|
Relatives in same Genus
Rufous Songlark (C. mathewsi)