Genus AMMOMANES

The genus Ammomanes contains those Finch-Larks which are characterized by a general rufous tone of plumage and by the sexes being alike in colour.

In Ammomanes the bill is thick and slightly curved and resembles that of Calandrella very closely; the nostrils are covered by plumelets; the wing has ten primaries, the first being small but exceeding the primary-coverts considerably, and the second quill is much shorter than the third ; the hind claw is short and curved.

The Larks of this genus are found in open plains and arid spots. They rise singing in the air for a short distance and descend with a sudden drop.

Key to the Species.

a. Tail deep rufous broadly tipped black…………………A. phoenicura, p. 339.
b. Tail brown throughout, merely tinged with rufous…………………A. phoenicuroides, p. 340.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus AMMOMANES
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
339
M_ID: 
21612
M_SN: 
Ammomanes
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1197

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