25 centimetres (10 inches) in length
Reddish-brown back, wings and tail
Blue-grey in the wings
Pink head and underparts, shading to whitish on the lower abdomen
Black spots on the throat
Scrub, dry farmland and habitation.
Abundant resident an nomad in a wide range of habitats. The males have a high, towering display flight.
Diet includes grass, seeds, grains, other vegetation and small insects.
It builds a stick nest in a tree and lays two white eggs.