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The Singing Bushlark (Mirafra cantillans) is a species of bushlark found in South Asia and Australia. Other names it is referred to by are the Horsfield's Bushlark, the Australasian Bushlark, and Brown Bushlark. It is differentiated by similar bushlarks in its region by its white outer tail feathers. It is brown, reddish or dusty yellow on its upper parts, but its underparts are pale. It is typically on the ground, but can fly if necessary. When it does so, its wings will appear short and wide, its head is held high, and its tail points down. The Singing Bushlark breeds in dry areas after rain and builds cup-shaped nests in natural depressions. Its main sources of food are grasses, seeds, and insects. It can be found eating alone in or in groups. It is possible that deforestation has benefited the Singing Bushlark and also that the clearing of forests has exposed it to predators.





                                     



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