Distinguished from Stark's Lark in flight by its chestnut wing patches. Display flight is short, with the bird launching itself from a perch and rising to 15 - 20 metres, calling all the time. Usually sings from a perch on a bush or tree, by day and by night.
Thornveld and mopane woodland with sparse grass cover.
Frequently repeated 'trrp-chup-chip-choop'.