Caprimulgus mahrattensis, Sykes.
113. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 198; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 455 ; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 381; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 107.
Length, 8.75 to 9.5; wing, 6.75 to 7; tail, 4.5 to 5.5.
Pale ashy-grey, variegated and waved with brown and ferruginous ; the breast, the three outer quills in the centre, and the two lateral tail feathers on each side marked with white. This Night-jar occurs pretty well throughout the district, and is a permanent resident at all events in Sind, where it breeds in February and March, laying two eggs, upon the bare ground.