A small, stocky, pale brown bird with a heavy conical bill. Unlike other bushlarks, breast streaking is minimal and often only restricted to the sides, while the wings are not as rust-colored. The pale eyebrow is well marked and extends neatly down around the cheeks. Most similar to Indian Bushlark, but Singing Bushlark has a white outermost tail feather, appears more drab overall, and looks chunkier. It is found in dry, open plains and grasslands. The song is complex and includes whistles, trills, buzzes, metallic notes, and some imitations.