325. Anthus similis

325. BROWN ROCK-PIPIT.
ANTHUS SIMILIS.
Anthus similis, (Jerdon), Madr. Journ, xi. p. 35 (1840) ; Dresser, ix p. 151, pl. 665 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 306 ; A. sordidus, (nec. Rupp.) Jerdon, B. of Ind. ii. p. -236 ; Blanf. E. Pers. ii. p. 237 ; A. jerdoni, (Finsch.) Trans. Z. Soc. vii. p. 241 (1870) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 562 ; A. griseorufescens, (Hume), Ibis. 1870, pp. 286, 400.
Male ad. (India). Upper parts pale ashy brown the feathers with brown shaft-stripes and fulvous margins ; wings and tail brown margined with fulvous, the outer rectrix with outer web and tip creamy rufous, the next tipped with creamy rufous ; supercilium and under parts sandy buff, the chin nearly white, the breast with a few pale brown spots ; bill dark brown above, flesh coloured below ; legs yellowish flesh ; iris dark brown. Culmen 0.78, wing 4.0, tail 3.55, tarsus 1.12 inch. Sexes alike. In the winter the plumage is darker, the under parts being warm fulvous buff.
Hab. Persia, Afghanistan, Baluchistan, and the Himalayas, east to the Sikhim Terai and Mughal Sarai, wintering in India as far south as Khandesh, Jalna, and Nagpur.
In general habits it resembles A. richardi, and its note re¬sembles that of that species, but is louder and clearer. Its nest is roughly constructed of grass, and placed on the ground amongst grass or under a bush, and the eggs, usually 4 in number, are deposited from May to July, and are brownish or greyish white, marked with brown and purple, measuring from 0.82 by 0.62 to 0.87 by 0.65.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
325. Anthus similis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
325
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
220
Common name: 
Brown Rock Pipit
M_ID: 
30399
M_CN: 
Long-billed Pipit
M_SN: 
Anthus similis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10092

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