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A monotypic species.
Woodlands, and lowland, subcoastal grasslands, rock and scrub.
The diet includes seeds and insects.
They nest in a shallow depression lined with grass and leaves, with a dome of grasses and a side entrance, hidden in grass, low scrubs or tussocks. The clutch consists of 2-4 round, white, chestnut, blue-grey or black speckled eggs. The male incubates the eggs and cares for the young.
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