Alaudula raytal

Alaudula raytal, Blyth.

762. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 428 ; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 130.

THE INDIAN SAND LARK. Retal, Hin.

Length, 5.25 ; expanse, 8 ; wing, 3; tail, 1.75 to 2 ; tarsus, 0.7 ; bill at front, 0.38.

Bill pale horny ; irides brown ; legs fleshy-yellowish. General hue of the upper parts light brownish-ashy, with narrow dark centres to the feathers; lower parts white, faintly tinged with fulvous on the breast, where obscurely marked with small spots; wing-coverts and tertiaries margined with pale-rufescent or whitish; the outermost feathers white, except the inner half of the inner web, and the next one is white along the marginal half of its outer web only ; a whitish line through the eyes.

The Indian Sand Lark is not uncommon in the neighbourhood of Neemuch, Rajputana, in the cold weather.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Alaudula raytal
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
280
Common name: 
Indian Sand Lark
M_ID: 
21673
M_CN: 
Sand Lark
M_SN: 
Calandrella raytal
Term name: 
id: 
11844

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