A relatively lean-looking, pale brown bushlark with streaking on the upperparts and spots on the breast. The white eyebrow goes all the way around the ears and encloses the cheeks. Similar to other bushlarks, but it appears more slender and has a longer tail, longer legs, and a smaller bill. Some birds show a distinctive reddish tinge to the wings. It inhabits dry, open areas with rocks, scrub, and grassland. Calls include a pleasant mix of rising and descending whistles and series of trills.