1236. Mirafra erythroptera sindiana

(1236) Mirafra erythroptera sindiana Ticehurst.
THE Sind RED-WINGED BUSH-LARK.
Mirafra erythroptera sindiana, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iii, p. 342.
Ticehurst, who separated this bird from the typical form, thus (Ibis, 1923, p. 17) defines its rauge:—It “is a constant resident in Lower Sind and in places is not uncommon, though patchily dis¬tributed. 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.
"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 other¬wise hare desert from being a howling wilderness of rock and sand. Outside such haunts I never met with this species, unless it was in similar but rather thicker jungle.
“The breeding season is evidently a very long one, and probably nesting only ceases during the moult ; thus, I have found young on the wing in November, birds breeding in April, adults moulting in June, and others evidently breeding at the end of that month.
“M. e. sindianus extends to the Punjab, Jodhpur and east to Etawah.”
The nest and eggs have yet to be taken and described.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1236. Mirafra erythroptera sindiana
Spp Author: 
Ticehurst.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1236
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
176
Common name: 
Sind Red Winged Bush Lark
M_ID: 
21508
M_SN: 
Mirafra erythroptera sindiana
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14311

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