This Indochinese Bush Lark Mirafra erythrocephala was looking somewhat bedraggled as a result of the heavy rain earlier that morning. It was one of four birds of this species and the only ones which we saw during our stay in Thailand. The bird was fairly tame and allowed three photographers to approach slowly along a stony track.
The preferred habitat of Indochinese Bush Lark includes dry scrub, the edge of open forests and cultivation up to 900 metres. Its range extends over large parts of south-east Asia, and can be found in Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos.
It is a recent split from Bengal Bush Lark Mirafra assamica.
Location: Thaidiamondland Resort, Kaeng Krachan
Family: Larks (Alaudidae)
Species: Indochinese Bush Lark (Mirafra erythrocephala)
Date taken: 06/12/2016