The ashy-crowned sparrow-lark (Eremopterix griseus) 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. The males are well marked with a contrasting black-and-white face pattern, while females are sandy brown, looking similar to a female sparrow. They feed on various types of seeds and insects. Breeding is between February and September. The nest is a compact depression under a tuft of grass in the ground lined with grass and hair with some pebbles arranged on the edge.