Anthus blackistoni, Swinh.
605quat. :- Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 171.
Length, 6.3; wing, 3.37; tail, 2.7; tarsus, 0.85 ; bill at front, 0.45.
Bill light brown, darker on culmen and tip ; irides brown; legs brown, paler on tarsi.
Upper parts light yellowish-brown, grey on the nape ; crown and back with the centres of the feathers deep-brown; lores, eyebrow, and chin, cream-white; under parts cream-white, spotted on the breast, and streaked on the flanks with brown ; axillaries pure white ; wings brown, feathers edged paler; coverts and tertiaries broadly edged, and tipped with cream-white, forming a double bar across the wing; tail brown, the central feathers yellowish-brown, edged paler; the outer tail-feathers white on the entire outer web, and great part of inner near the apex ; penultimate feather edged exteriorly and largely tipped with white.
Within our limits, this Pipit only occurs as a cold weather visitant to Sind. It much affects the large swamps and marshes that are so frequently met with there.