Agrodroma campestris, Lin.
602. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 234 ; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 491 ; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 412 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 173 ; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 127.
THE STONE PIPIT.
Length, 7 to 7.25 ; expanse, 10.75 ; wing, 3.6 ; tail; 2.75 to 3 ;, tarsus, 0.95; bill at front, 0.5.
Bill horny, yellowish beneath; irides brown; legs yellowish, with a tinge of fleshy.
General tone of plumage pale rufous-grey, some of the feathers, especially of the head, centred with dusky, those on the back scarcely so at all; beneath, and superciliary stripe, pale fawn-color, whitening on the throat and vent; breast very faintly marked with brown streaks; a brown stripe from the gape below the ears, and another from the lower edge of the under mandible down the throat on each side ; wing-coverts brown, broadly edged with pale fawn-color; the two centre feathers of the tail brown, edged1 with fawn, the outermost nearly all of that color, the penultimate tipped and edged only, and the remainder deep-brown.
During the cold season the Stone Pipit is not uncommon in suitable localities throughout the district. It only occurs in open, stony, and barren places.