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Light brown back, grey breast and buff belly, white face, black gorget, rufous-streaked flanks and red legs.
There are 3 subspecies.
Dry lowlands, farm land, stony areas.
10-16 smooth, glossy, yellowish-white eggs with reddish-buff or greyish markings are laid in a ground nest and are incubated for 23-25 days.
Its diet includes seeds, but insects are taken when young.
The call is ka-chu-chu.
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