Brown Songlark (species: Cincloramphus (Cincloramphus) cruralis) in Mungo NP (Gaia Guide)
Cincloramphus (Cincloramphus) cruralis
Brown Songlark

©Neville Lazarus: Brown Songlark (Brown Songlark)

©David Cook: Male Brown Songlark (Cincloramphus (Cincloramphus) cruralis)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Megaluridae
Genus Cincloramphus
Species Cincloramphus (Cincloramphus) cruralis
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

In general, the birds have a dusky pale- streaked with darker brown plumage with and pale eyebrows. The underparts are brownish-white in the female, darker brown in the male. Breeding males may display a cinnamon-colour. Its eyes and bill are black, and legs grey. Juveniles are smaller and paler with pinkish-brown bills. (Wikipedia)


  • From 23 cm to 25 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Males
  • From 18 cm to 19 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Females


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

The bird is found throughout all of Australia, except parts of the far north, and not in Tasmania. There are particularly dense populations in the southern parts of the country. It prefers open pastures and grassy scrub, and feeds on seeds and insects. The species is highly nomadic. Local numbers fluctuate depending on rainfall and the bird will often flee from drought affected areas. (Wikipedia)

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