812. Ptyonoprogne obsoleta

812. Ptyonoprogne obsoleta.

The Pale Crag-Martin.

Cotyle obsoleta, Cab. Mus. Hein. i, p. 50 (1850); Barnes, Birds Bom. p. 83. Ptyonoprogne pallida, Hume, S. F. i, pp. 1, 417 (1873). Ptyonoprogne obsoleta (Cab.), Hume, Cat. no. 91 bis. Cotile obsoleta (Cab.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. x, p. 111.

Coloration. The whole upper plumage pale greyish brown; wings and tail darker; all the tail-feathers with a white spot on the inner web except the middle and outermost pair, but with signs of a spot on the latter sometimes ; a black spot in front of the eye; sides of the head like, the upper plumage ; lower plumage white, tinged with fulvous, and gradually turning to pale brown on the lower abdomen and under tail-coverts, which latter are margined paler.

Legs and feet dusky greyish brown; bill blackish brown; iris blackish brown (Butler).

Length about 5.5; tail 2.2; wing 4.5; tarsus .4; bill from gape .55.

Distribution. Sind, extending west to Arabia and Egypt. This species appears to be only a winter visitor to Sind.

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: 
812. Ptyonoprogne obsoleta
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
812
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
284
Common name: 
Pale Crag Martin
M_ID: 
22542
M_CN: 
Pale Crag Martin
M_SN: 
Ptyonoprogne obsoleta
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
1117

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