864. Calandrella tibetana.
Brooks's Short-toed Lark.
Calandrella brachydactyla (Temm.), Hume & Henders. Lah. to Yark. p. 264. Calandrella tibetana, Brooks, S. F. viii, p. 488 (1879); Hume, S. F. ix, p. 97; Sharpe, Cat. B. M, xiii, p. 585.
Coloration. Resembles C. brachydactyla, but is much greyer or less fulvous above ; has a smaller bill; and has the pale part of the outermost tail-feather pure white, not pale buff; the supercilium and cheeks nearly white.
Length about 6; tail 2.5 ; wing 3.7; tarsus .8; bill from gape .6.
Distribution. The Himalayas from Gilgit and Kashmir to Sikhim, extending into the neighbouring parts of Tibet. This Lark appears to descend to the plains of Upper India in the winter, the British Museum containing specimens collected at Cawnpore and in the Rohtak District of the Punjab.