Certhilauda desertorum

Certhilauda desertorum, Stan.

770. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 438; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 199.

THE DESERT LARK.

Length, 9 ; wing, 5.25 ; tail, 2.12; tarsus, 1.38.

Bill horny, darker on culmen, and yellowish-white at base beneath ; irides brown ; legs sullied china-white.

Light isabella-grey above, more fulvescent on the scapulars, tertiaries, and two middle feathers, which are shaded with pale dusky along the middle ; lores, superciliary stripe, throat and belly white ; the breast feathers dusky, with broad whitish margins concealing the dark color within; ear-coverts blackish at the tips; wings deep dusky-black ; primaries and secondaries pure white at base; the shorter primaries are also white tipped, and the small wing-coverts margined with pale rufescent ; tail, except the two middle feathers, deep dusky black, the outermost feathers having their narrow outer web almost wholly white, and the penultimate with a narrow- white edge on the outer web. The colors of the female are duller.

The Desert Lark is found in desert and sandy tracts in Sind

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Certhilauda desertorum
Spp Author: 
Stan.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
284
Common name: 
Desert Lark
M_ID: 
21620
M_CN: 
Desert Lark
M_SN: 
Ammomanes deserti
Term name: 
id: 
11854

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