547. Otocorys atlas

547. ATLAS MOUNTAIN SHORE-LARK.
OTOCORYS ATLAS.
Otocorys atlas, Whitaker, Bull. B.O.C. vii. p. xlvii. (1898) ; id. Ibis, 1898, p. 604, pl. xiii.
Male ad. “Resembles O. elwesi, but differs from that species in having the upper wing-coverts of a uniform sandy-brown colour, the same as the back, and not vinaceous, while the hind-crown and nape are of a rich rufescent hue, and the upper throat of a pale sulphur colour. The black of the lower throat and cheeks is distinctly separated by a yellowish white patch, as in O. alpestris, while the general colour of the upper parts, the black over the base of the bill, the bill itself, and the long hornlets are all as in O. penicillata. Iris brown ; bill greyish black ; legs black. Total length about 7 inches. Culmen 0.60, wing 4.45, tarsus 0.80 inch." (Whitaker.)
Hab. Atlas Mountains, N. Africa.
I have not had an opportunity of examining a specimen of this Shore-Lark, which appears to be a southern and western form of O. alpestris, closely allied to O. elwesi.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
547. Otocorys atlas
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
547
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
381
Common name: 
Atlas Mountain Shore Lark
M_ID: 
21881
M_SN: 
Eremophila alpestris atlas
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
9983

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