When I saw a Jerdon’s Bushlark for the first time, it was perched on top of the world. What’s the idea behind such a little bird enjoying vantage point over the forest below?
I thought this was reserved for the big guys such as the hawks and eagles. And dear Bushlark, you were supposed to be foraging among the bushes below.
Jerdon’s Bushlarks are found in South-East India and in Sri Lanka. They are not one of the commonly seen bird species and I had the hardest time putting a name on this bird. But now we know it’s a Jerdon’s Bushlark and this species of Bushlarks (Mirafra affinis) likes to perch on trees compared to other Bushlarks such as the Indian Bushlark.