Anthus trivialis, Lin.
597. :- Pipastes arboreus, Bech. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 230; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 490; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 412; Anthus arboreus, Bechst; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 170 ; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India ; Ibis, 1885, p. 127.
THE EUROPEAN TREE PIPIT.
Length, 6.5; wing, 3.5 ; tail, 2.5; tarsus, 0.8; bill at front, 0.43.
Bill dusky, yellowish at base beneath ; irides dark-brown ; legs pale-brown.
This Pipit is very similar to the last, and a detailed description is therefore unnecessary. The chief points of difference are : the tone of color less deep, less distinctly striated on the body; it is also more tinged with fulvescent on the throat, breast, and under parts generally; and the hind-claw is slightly more curved.
The European Tree Pipit is generally distributed throughout the Presidency during the cold weather,