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.