They live in huts made of split bamboo and thatched with elephant grass, called kudumbus.
He delights to sit on a telegraph wire or a stem of elephant grass and there make cheerful melody.
The encampment is on the outskirts of a perfectly flat plain, skirted with jungle-clad hills and covered with elephant grass.
Beside the river-beds are patches of elephant grass, eight to ten feet high, with feathered plumes six feet higher still.
The country is fairly open, as there is no thick forest, but only scrub and cogon, or elephant grass.
On either side of it was thick scrub jungle and elephant grass eight feet high.
The floor usually consists of split bamboo, the thatched roof of elephant grass.