Galerida Boie, Isis, 1828, p. 821. Type, Galerida cristata Linn.
In this genus the bill is long and powerful and the nostrils are covered by short plumelets ; the head is furnished with a thin bu;t long crest; the wing has ten primaries, of which the first is very small, the second reaches nearly to the tip of the wing, and the third, fourth and fifth are subequal and longest; in a few, individuals the second equals the third; the hind claw is about the same in length as the hind toe and very straight.
Key to Species.
A. Bill at front over 12.5 mm.; general colour above grey-brown ………..G. cristata, p. 348,
B. Bill at front under 12.5 mm.; general colour rufous.
a. Wing under 90 mm.; pectoral streaks few and narrow………..G. deva, p. 347.
b. Wing over 92 mm.; pectoral streaks numerous and broad………..G. malabarica, p. 348.