Sunday, July 8, 2007

Red Winged Bush-Lark

It is a light brown bird with a pair of chestnut red color wings. The under parts are whitish but with a brownish breast. The legs & toes are long and the bill is slender & slightly curved. Both male and female look alike.

They are most commonly seen singly or in small parties in dry stony areas, grasslands, waste lands and earthen roads searching for food. Also a single bird is seen parching on a roof top or a rock top. In the building season, the male flies straight up in the air from the top of a rock or bush and lands slowly into the ground.