326. Anthus striolatus

326. BLYTH’S PIPIT.
ANTHUS STRIOLATUS.
Anthus striolatus, Blyth, J.A.S. Beng. xvi. p. 435 (1847) ; Legge, B. Ceylon, p. 628 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 568 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 401 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 308 ; Pleske, Prjevalsky’s Reisen, ii. Vog. p. 191.
Male ad. (India). Differs from A. richardi in being much smaller, having a shorter hind claw, and much less white on the penultimate tail-feathers. Culmen 0.6, wing 3.35, tail 3.0, tarsus 1.0 hind claw 0.5 inch.
Hab. Southern Dauria, Mongolia, and the Himalayas, win¬tering in India as far south as Ceylon and the Andaman Islands, as far east as Burma, and as far west as Sind.
In habits it is said not to differ from Richard's Pipit. Its nest and eggs are as yet unknown.
It was described from Eastern Siberia as a new species (A. godlewskii, Bull. Soc. Zool. Fr., 1876. p. 128) by Taczanowski, who subsequently, however, ascertained that Siberian examples do not differ specifically from Blyth’s A. striolatus, and have only the under parts somewhat less boldly striped.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
326. Anthus striolatus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
326
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
220
Common name: 
Blyth’s Pipit
M_ID: 
30397
M_CN: 
Blyth's Pipit
M_SN: 
Anthus godlewskii
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10068

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