Ammomanes deserti, Licht.
759. :- A. lusitanica, Gm. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 422; A. lusitania, Gm.; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 192.
THE PALE RUFOUS FINCH LARK.
Length, 6 ; wing, 4 ; tail, 2.75 ; tarsus, 0.9.
Bill dusky, yellowish beneath ; irides brown; feet pale yellow-brown.
Affined to A. phoenicura, but the general hue is less rufescent; upper parts dull sandy grey-brown ; the wing-coverts dark shafted ; the under parts fulvous-grey, or isabelline, albescent on the throat, and with a few faint dusky striae on the breast; tail brown, faintly rufescent at its extreme base, and on the outer web of the outermost feathers; broad margins to the inner webs of the primaries and secondaries with the axillaries also pale rufescent.
The Pale Rufous Finch Lark is very common in Sind, frequenting bare stony hills and plains.