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.