316. Anthus maculatus

316. SUBSP. ANTHUS MACULATUS.
Anthus maculatus Hodgs, in Gray's Zool. Misc. p. 83 (1844) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 547 ; Oates, P. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 304 ; A. agilis (nec. Sykes), Jerdon, B. of Ind. ii. p. 229 ; Gould, B. of Asia, iv. pl. 65.
Male ad. (India). Differs from A. trivialis in being smaller, in having the upper parts strongly tinged with green, the streaks and middle of the feathers narrower and less defined ; supercilium pale fulvous anteriorly and white posteriorly. Culmen 0.55, wing 3.3, tail 2.55, tarsus 0.85 inch.
Hab. Siberia east of the Yenesei, Japan, North China, and the Himalayas, wintering in Cochin China, Burma, and the plains of India.
In habits it resembles A. trivialis, frequenting wooded loca¬lities and flying up into a tree when disturbed. It breeds in May and June, placing its nest on the ground, and construct¬ing it of grass-bents or moss, lined with fine bents or rootlets. The eggs, usually four in number, are thickly marked with dark brown and dingy purple on a greyish ground, and measure about 0.93 by 0.68.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
316. Anthus maculatus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
316
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
212
M_ID: 
30446
M_CN: 
Tree Pipit
M_SN: 
Anthus trivialis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10914

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