(1219) Alauda gulgula inconspicua.
The Small. Turkestan Sky-Lark.
Alauda inconspicua Severtz., Turk. Jevot., p. 142 (1873) (Turkestan). Alauda gulgula. Blanf. & Oates, ii, p. 326 (part).
Vernacular names. Bhurut (Hind.).
Description. The palest and greyest of all the forms of Alauda gulgula but even in this form the pale parts of the tail are very pale rufescent, not white as they are in all the larger forms.
Colours of soft parts as in the other races.
Measurements. Wing 89 to 98 mm.; tail 54 to 57 mm.; tarsus 23 to 24 mm.; culmen 12 to 14 mm.
Distribution. Turkestan, Afghanistan, Baluchistan, Bokhara. Specimens from Quetta appear referable to this race but are rather large. It seems possible that the breeding area of this small Sky-Lark overlaps that of the larger form A. a. dulcivox; it this be so, it further confirms the correctness of the division of the Sky-Larks into the two groups Alauda arvensis and Alauda gulgula.
Nidification. Nothing recorded.
Habits. Those of the species.