(1198) Anthus campestris griseus.
The Eastern Tawny Pipit.
Anthus campestris griseus Nicoll, Bull. B. O. C, xli, p. 25 (1923) (Turkestan). Agrodroma campestris minor Blasius, Natur. Vog. Mitteleurop., iii, p. 74 (1900). Anthus campestris. Blanf. & Oates, ii, p. 309 (part).
Vernacular names. Chillu (Hind.).
Description. Similar to the preceding bird but paler, rather more grey and less ochreous above and with a smaller bill.
Colours of soft parts as in the Tawny Pipit.
Measurements. Wing 81 to 88 mm.; tail 63 to 69 mm.; tarsus 25 to 26 mm.; culmen 12 to 13 mm.
Distribution. Breeding in Turkestan, Persia and Central Asia. Pound in Winter South to Egypt and the greater part of India from Sind and the North-West, East to Western Bengal and South to the Deccan, Central Provinces and the South of the Bombay Presidency.
Nidification and Habits. I can rind nothing recorded.