867. Alaudula adamsi.
The Indus Sand-Lark.
Alauda adamsi, Hume, Ibis, 1871, p. 405. Alaudula adamsi (Hume), Hume, S. F. i, p. 213; id, N. & E. p. 482 ; id. Cat. no. 762 ter; Barnes, Birds Bom. p. 280 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. xiii, p. 592; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. ii, p. 226.
Coloration. Resembles A. raytal, but has a very much smaller bill, and, generally, a shorter wing and tail *.
Bill fleshy, dark brown on culmen and tip, with a slight shade of horny blue on lower mandible; legs and feet brownish flesh ; iris brown (Butler).
Length about 5.5; tail 1.8; wing 3.2; tarsus .75; bill from gape .55; bill from tip to forehead .4.
Distribution. Sind, and along all the large rivers of the Punjab, as far east as the Jumna.
Habits, &c. Breeds in March, April, and May: the mode of nidification of this species does not appear to differ in any important particular from that of A. raytal.