Agrodroma sordida, Rupp.
604. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 236 ; A. jerdoni, Finsch; 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 BROWN ROCK PIPIT.
Length, 7.5 to 8; expanse, 12; wing, 4 ; tail, 3.5 ; tarsus, 1.25; bill at front, 0.7.
Bill dusky, yellowish beneath, except at tip; irides brown; legs yellowish.
Very similar to the last; colors duller, and not so rufous, being of a dull earthy-brown, darker on the wings and tail, the feathers edged paler; a fawn colored superciliary stripe, and a faint brown mandibular stripe ; beneath, the chin and throat whitish, and the rest of the body rufescent-vinous or fawn color, with a few indistinct brown blotches; central tail-feathers dark brown; outer ditto rufescent.
During the cold season the Brown Rock Pipit occurs sparingly throughout the province. It is much addicted to frequenting stony ravines and sandy plains, especially when covered with low stunted bushes, upon which they often alight when disturbed.