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The Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark (Eremopterix griseus) also known as the Ashy-crowned Finch-lark or Black-bellied Finch-lark is a small sparrow sized member of the lark family. It is found in the plains in open land with bare ground, grass and scrub across South Asia from the Indus valley of Pakistan in the west to Bangladesh and extending through peninsular India and extending into Sri Lanka. These birds are usually seen sitting on the ground, and although they will sometimes perch on wires they do not perch in trees or bushes. The nest is a compact depression under a tuft of grass in the ground lined with grass and hair with some pebbles arranges on the edge.

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