1236. Mirafra erythroptera sindiana

(1236) Mirafra erythroptera sindiana.

The Sind Red-winged Bush-Lark.

Mirafra erythroptera sindianus Ticehurst, Bull. B. O. C, xli, p. 55 (1920) (Karachi). Mirafra erythroptera. Blanf. & Oates, ii, p. 334 (part).

Vernacular names. Jungli aggia (Hind.).

Description. Similar to the preceding bird but paler and greyer above, less ruddy; below, paler on the axillaries, under wing-coverts and flanks and less reddish-bay on the wring-feathers.

Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the Red-winged Bush-Lark.

Distribution. Sind and the Punjab; Jodhpur East to Etawah. Ticehurst says: "I have traced it from the Habb River on the Baluchi Frontier to Kotri on the Indus, and Blanford found it East of Umaket towards the Rajputana, boundary."

Nidification. Similar to that of the preceding subspecies. The breeding-season lasts from early April to August and Ticehurst records seeing young, apparently just on the wing, in November.'

Habits. " It is very definitely a bird of very sparse desert scrub-jungle, where scattered Euphorbias (' Cactus '), together with a little desert-grass and stunted Acacias and Camel-thorn hushes, save an otherwise bare desert from being a howling wilderness of rock and sand. Outside such haunts"l never met with this species, unless it was in similar but rather thicker jungle'' {Ticehurst).

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
1236. Mirafra erythroptera sindiana
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1236
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
342
Common name: 
Sind Red Winged Bush Lark
M_ID: 
21508
M_SN: 
Mirafra erythroptera sindiana
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
4115

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