(Last Updated on : 08/12/2015)
Jerdon's Bush Lark is an Indian bird
that bears a scientific name "Mirafra Affinis
" that belongs to the Bush Lark family.
Concentration of Jerdon's Bush Lark
Jerdon's Bush Lark is a lark of the open countryside found in southern part of India and Sri Lanka.
Category of Jerdon's Bush Lark
Jerdon's Bush Lark was earlier considered a subspecies of the Bengal Bush Lark (M. assamica). However recent studies of differences in call and distribution have led to it being treated as a full species. The common name of Jerdon's Bush Lark commemorates the surgeon-naturalist Thomas C. Jerdon.
Structure of Jerdon's Bush Lark
Jerdon's Bush Lark has arrowhead like spots pointing upwards on the breast. Jerdon's Bush Lark is very similar to the Indian Bush Lark (M. erythroptera) but has buffy lores, less white behind ear coverts, darker centre to wing coverts and central tail feathers.
Size of Jerdon's Bush Lark
The dark centres of primary coverts are prominent, and wing panels are duller and Rufous. In the southern Western Ghats Mountain Range in India, the race ceylonensis is darker and more Rufous on the underside and has a longer bill.
Population of Jerdon's Bush Lark
Jerdon's Bush Lark has a large range in south-east India and Sri Lanka, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 100,000-1,000,000 square kilometres.
Elevation of Jerdon's Bush Lark
Jerdon's Bush Lark has proven adaptable to a variety of open habitats up to a maximum elevation of 1500 m. Some of these are forest perimeters, rocky scrubland, scrubby hill meadows and clearings in open-type forests, shrub-edged unused croplands and thickets of bamboo.