Genus GALERITA

The genus Galerita contains the Crested Lark, and two other Larks which have hitherto been placed in the genus Spizalauda. These two genera appear to me to be identical and I therefore unite them.

In Galerita the bill is about half the length of the head and pretty strong; the head is furnished with a few long feathers forming a conspicuous crest; the nostrils are completely covered by plumelets ; there are ten primaries in the wing, the first of which is very small; the hind claw is about the same length as the hind toe and very slightly curved ; and the sexes are quite alike.

The Crested Larks resemble the Sky-Larks closely in their habits.

Key to the Species.

a. Bill at front about .7 ; general colour above earthy brown…………………G. cristata, p. 337.
b. Bill at front about .5; general colour above rufous.
a1. Wing about 3.4; pectoral streaks few and narrow…………………G. deva, p. 338.
b1. "Wing about 3.8; pectoral streaks numerous and broad…………………G. malabarica, p. 339.

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: 
Genus GALERITA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
336
M_ID: 
21730
M_SN: 
Galerida
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1193

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