314. Anthus bertheloti

314. CANARIAN PIPIT.
ANTHUS BERTHELOTI.
Anthus bertheloti, Bolle, J.f.O. 1862, p. 357 ; Dresser, iii. p. 291, pl. 133 ;
Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 591.
Caminero, Pajaro-cajon, Span.
Male ad. (Teneriffe). Differs from A. pratensis in having the upper parts paler, more uniform in colour, and tinged with grey, the markings on the neck, breast, and flanks being dull brown narrow striations ; legs very pale brown. Culmen 0.65, wing 2.95, tail 2.5, tarsus 0.87, hind toe with claw 0.7 inch. The female resembles the male. The young bird has the feathers on the upper parts margined with rufous, and the legs pale, almost white.
Hab. Madeira and the Canary Islands.
Frequents open sandy, volcanic, or grassy places, and is often seen on the roads ; in general habits it resembles A. pratensis, and feeds on insects and seeds. It has no real song, but only a soft plaintive call-note. It places its nest., which is con¬structed of grass-bents and fine rootlets, on the ground, and deposits from 4 to 6 eggs, which are closely spotted with greyish brown on a dull white ground and resemble pale varieties of the eggs of A. pratensis.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
314. Anthus bertheloti
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
314
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
211
Common name: 
Canarian Pipit
M_ID: 
30470
M_CN: 
Berthelot's Pipit
M_SN: 
Anthus berthelotii
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10117

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