Genus MIRAFRA

The genus Mirafra contains the Bush-Larks, which are found in well-wooded districts. They frequently perch on bushes and low trees and they take short flights in the air. Their song is pleasant but weak.

In Mirafra the bill is thick and short and the nostrils are quite exposed to view ; there are ten primaries in the wing, the first of which is about a half or a third the length of the second ; the hind claw is much longer than the hind toe and gently curved.

Key to the Species.

a. Inner web of outer tail-feather largely white………………..M. cantillans, p. 333.
b. Inner web of outer tail-feather dark brown.
a1. Rufous on inner and outer webs of pri¬maries not reaching to shaft.
a2. General tone of upper plumage ashy brown………………..M. assamica, p. 334.
b2. General tone of upper plumage rufous.
a3. Wing 3.2 to 3.5………………..M. affinis, p. 335.
b3. Wing 2.7 to 3………………..M. microptera, p. 336.
b1. Rufous on inner and outer webs of pri¬maries reaching to shaft and confluent………………..M. erythroptera, p. 334.

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: 
Genus MIRAFRA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
332
M_ID: 
21401
M_SN: 
Mirafra
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1187

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