(1188) Anthus hodgsoni berezowskii.
The Kansu Tree-Pipit.
Anthus maculatus berezowskii Sarudny, Orn. Monatsb.. xvii, p. 43- (1909) (S.W. Kansu). Anthus maculatus. Blanf, & Oates, ii, p. 304 (part).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Above paler than yunnanensis but darker than typical hodgsoni. Below similar to the former bird but without the strong rufescent tinge on throat and breast.
Measurements. Wing 82 to 88 mm.
Distribution. Apparently breeding from Setchuan through Mongolia, Manchuria, Siberia to Japan. In Winter it occurs in South China, the Indo-Chinese countries and South-East and South Burma.
Nidification, Eggs in my collection from Siberia and Japan are just like those of A. h. hodgsoni hut smaller. Forty average 21.4 x 15.7 mm.: maxima 21.8 x 15.9 and 20.6 x 16.4 mm.; minima 19.1 x 16.0 and 19.2 x 15.0 mm. The nest is built on the ground, often in wet places, but otherwise it is like that of the Tree-Pipit. The breeding-season is May and June.
Habits. Those of the species. This form, like the Tree-Pipit, is truly migratory and in Winter is found over a very wide area, a certain number of birds finding their way into Eastern and Southern Burma.