The Rufous-naped Lark (Mirafra africana) is a small, 7" (18cm) bird and difficult to identify, unless it is displaying its rufous nape (redish coloured feathers behind the neck). It is a common, fairly chunky bird and displays a chestnut wing patch when it springs up or flies. Larks are omnivorous and on the ground, eating a variety of insects, as well as seeds and plant material. They also nest on the ground, building small, cup-like nests of grass and twigs. While the female is the main nest-builder and broods the young, it is the male who performs flight displays, to attract the female and who shares in feeding the young.