Distribution is from Limpopo province and Mpumalanga province in South Africa northwards to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and South eastern Zaire.
Habitat is open savanna with large stretches of medium to tall grass and sufficient water. Very sensitive to any change in habitat such as bush encroachment and over utilization of grass. Tolerates scattered short scrubs. Avoids Thickets, areas with short grass and woodland with a roof of foliage.