Chestnut-backed sparrowlark (finchlark)

Differs from Grey-backed Sparrowlark in having a chestnut back and forewings and a wholly black crown. Female is mottled with buff and brown above, and has a black lower breast and belly; it differs from female Grey-backed Sparrowlark in having chestnut wing coverts.
Juvenile resembles female but is paler below.
Road verges and cultivated lands, sparsely grassed parts of thornveld, and lightly wooded areas.
A short 'chip-chwep', uttered in flight.


(en) Chestnut-backed sparrowlark
(sc) Eremopterix leucotis
(nl) Bruinrug-vinkleeuwerik
(af) Rooiruglewerik