Anthus blackistoni

Anthus blackistoni, Swinh.

605quat. :- Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 171.

BLAKISTON'S PIPIT.

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Anthus blackistoni
Spp Author: 
Swinh.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
244
Common name: 
Blakistons Pipit
M_ID: 
30464
M_SN: 
Anthus spinoletta blakistoni
Term name: 
id: 
11743

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