873. Mirafra microptera

873. Mirafra microptera.

The Burmese Bush-Lark.

Mirafra microptera, Hume, S. F. i, p. 483 (1873) ; id. N. & E. p. 475; id. S. F. iii, p. 159 ; id. Cat. no. 755 bis ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. xiii, p. 615 ; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. ii, p. 233. Mirafra affinis, Jerd, apud Oates, B. B, i, p. 376.

Coloration. Resembles M. affinis, but is considerably smaller.

Iris hazel; lower mandible and margin of upper very pale pinkish fleshy; remainder of upper mandible dark horny; legs light fleshy ; claws pinkish.

Length 5.5; tail 1.55 ; wing 2.7 to 3 ; tarsus .85 ; bill from gape .55.

Distribution. The northern part of Pegu about the district of Thayetmyo. Specimens of a Bush-Lark from Saigon appear re¬ferable to this species.

Habits, &c. A nest of this bird that I found in Pegu in July contained two eggs and one young bird, and was placed on the ground in a hoof-mark. It was partially domed and constructed of grass and fibres. One egg measured .83 by .6 and was thickly marked with brown.

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: 
873. Mirafra microptera
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
873
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
350
Common name: 
Burmese Bush Lark
M_ID: 
21497
M_CN: 
Burmese Bush Lark
M_SN: 
Mirafra microptera
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1192

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