319. Anthus rosaceus

319. HODGSON’S PIPIT.
ANTHUS ROSACEUS.
Anthus rosaceus, Hodgs, in Gray’s Zool. Misc. p. 83 (1844) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 589 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 311.
Male ad. (Himalayas). Resembles A. spipoletta differing only in being as a rule rather smaller and in having the axillaries and under wing-coverts sulphur-yellow ; bill dusky, blackish on culmen and fleshy brown at base of lower mandible ; iris dark brown ; feet brownish fleshy ; claws dusky. Culmen 0.5, wing 3.45, tail 2.4, tarsus 0.85 inch.
Hab. Afghanistan and the Himalayas to western China, wintering in the plains of India.
In habits it appears to resemble A. spipoletta, and its nest, which has been found in Nepal in May was placed on the ground in a tuft of grass and contained two eggs, and it has been found breeding in Darjeeling. The eggs are said to resemble those of A. spipoletta in size and coloration.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
319. Anthus rosaceus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
319
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
215
Common name: 
Hodgson’s Pipit
M_ID: 
30455
M_CN: 
Rosy Pipit
M_SN: 
Anthus roseatus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10366

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