867. Alaudula adamsi

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.

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: 
867. Alaudula adamsi
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
867
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
341
Common name: 
Indus Sand Lark
M_ID: 
21674
M_SN: 
Calandrella raytal adamsi
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1185

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