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Photo © by Alok Tewari
Gurgaon Rural, Haryana, India, 23 August 2016
Mirafra erythroptera


13·5–15 cm (5¼-6 in)

  • Whitish or pale buff supercilium and post-auricular border
  • Crown and upperparts heavily streaked
  • Pale underparts with spotted breast.
  • Pale centres to most wing-coverts, tertials and central tail feathers
  • Brown primary coverts


Asia: found in India and south-eastern Pakistan

Photo © by Shantilal Varu
Kutch, Gujarat, India, 21 April 2019


This is a monotypic species[1].


Dry lowland areas, particularly with scrub and rocks.



Their diet likely consists of seeds and invertebrates, but there is little other information.


Poorly studied. They are believed to produce at least two broods each year.


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Recording © by Alok Tewari
Sultanpur Flats, Gurgaon Rural, Haryana, India, 23 August 2016.
Calls by one individual after Sunset, giving a variety of call.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2019)

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