RUFOUS SONGLARK FACTS
The Rufous Songlark is a small brown bird found throughout Australia. The male grows to 19 cm long is larger than the female which grows to about 16 cm long. It is similar to the Brown Skylark which is a larger bird. The bird is streaky brown above and pale grey below, with a darker line through the eye. The rump is a distinctive reddish brown. Breeding males have a black bill, females and non breeding males have a pale bill.
male 19 cm; female 16 cm
grassland, open woodland, pasture
insects and other arthropods
The nest is a deep cup made of grass situated in low bush or long grass.
The Rufous Songlark is found in all mainland states of Australia throughout the continent. 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:||Rufous Songlark|
Relatives in same Genus
Brown Songlark (C. cruralis)