865. Calandrella acutirostris

865. Calandrella acutirostris.

Hume's Short-toed Lark.

Calandrella acutirostris, Hume, Lah. to Yark. p. 265 (1873); Sharpe, Cat. B. M. xiii, p. 585. Calandrella brachydactyla (Leisl.), Scully, S. F. iv, p. 172; Biddulph, Ibis, 1881, p. 88 (pt.), 1882, p. 285 (pt.).

Coloration. Resembles C. brachydactyla, but has the upper plumage decidedly tinged with ashy ; the extent of light colour on the inner web of the outermost tail-feather of very small extent, much less than an inch in length; and a much more slender bill.

Bill dusky along ridge of upper mandible, at tip, and along half of under surface of lower mandible; rest of bill yellowish horny ; iris brown; legs and feet brownish fleshy; claws dusky brown (Scully).

Length about 6; tail 2.5 to 2.8 ; wing 3.6 to 3.9; tarsus .85; bill from gape .6.

Distribution. Visits the plains of Upper India in the winter. I have examined specimens obtained at Delhi, Etawah, and Mughal Sarai. Summers in Afghanistan, Gilgit, and Turkestan.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
865. Calandrella acutirostris
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
865
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
339
Common name: 
Humes Short Toed Lark
M_ID: 
21670
M_CN: 
Hume's Short-toed Lark
M_SN: 
Calandrella acutirostris
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
1182

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