Ammomanes Cab., Mus. Hein. Th. i, p. 125 (1850). Type, Ammomanes deserti Licht.
The genus Ammomanes is represented in India by two species of very rufous-coloured Larks. In this genus the bill is thick, slightly curved and has the nostrils covered by small plumes; the wing has ten primaries, of which the first is about one-third the length of the second, the second is about 6 mm. shorter than the first and the third, fourth and fifth are longest and subequal; the hind claw is about equal to the hind toe and not much curved.
Key to Species.
A. Tail deep rufous, tipped with black………..A. phaenicura, p. 349.
B. Tail brown throughout, tinged with rufous………..A. deserti, p. 352.