Anthus spinoletta.

Anthus spinoletta.

Alauda spinoletta Linn., Syst. Nat., 10th ed. i, p. 166 (1758). Type-locality: Italy.

The typical form differs from A. s. coutelli and A. s. blakistoni in being darker, and from A. s. japonicus in being paler, in general tint as well as in other minor differences.

Key to Subspecies*

A. Paler.
a. Edges to feathers of upper plumage more reddish; underparts creamy, breast
finely streaked……………A.s. coutelli, p. 297.
h. Edges to feathers of upper parts less reddish ; underparts more rosy, practically unstreaked……………A. s. blakistoni, [p. 298.
B.Darker …………… A.s. japonicus, p.299.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
Anthus spinoletta.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
296
M_ID: 
30461
M_CN: 
Water Pipit
M_SN: 
Anthus spinoletta
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
4058

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