Australasian Bushlark Mirafra javanica

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Streaky brown bird of fields, agricultural lands, and open shrubland. Gives segmented-sounding song, usually made of buzzy and whistled notes, from a perch or while airborne. Forages on the ground, where it can be hard to detect until very close; gives a loud chip as it flushes. Larger-billed and generally smaller than Eurasian and Oriental Skylarks, and averages more darkly streaked on the back. Brown Songlark is more gangly than Australian Bushlark, with weaker patterning and a pale brow.

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