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16â€“18 cm (6Â¼-7 in)
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Mostly open land, grassland, scrub, agrarian wilderness, tea plantations.
These birds nest from March to October. The clutch consists of 6-8 eggs which are laid in a ground scrape. They are incubated by the female alone. The young are nidifugous, leaving the nest and feeding themselves almost immediately after hatching.
Call: a musical, metallic chrink-chrink.
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Recording by Alok Tewari
Two individuals, one near and other far, calling at day-break; they come to the area during summer/monsoon.
Background calls by Plain Prinia and Zitting Cisticola and a passing airplane, are also heard.
Gurgaon Rural, Haryana, India. July-2018.
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