The Vertebrate Zoology of Sind; A Systematic Account, with Descriptions of All the Known Species of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles Inhabiting the Province, Observations on Their Habits, &C., Tables of Their Geographical Distribution in

The Vertebrate Zoology of Sind; A Systematic Account, with Descriptions of All the Known Species of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles Inhabiting the Province, Observations on Their Habits, &C., Tables of Their Geographical Distribution in

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...aurifrons, pi. 7, Ibis. 1868 in having no striations on the flanks, and from all the species I know, in having a nearly complete pectoral band, which is its chief characteristic. Tristram refers (1. c.) to Bonaparte's S. syriacus, which he says has a bright yellow forehead, light coloured back, and uniform yellow under surface without striations. It may possibly be this species, but there is no mention of the pectoral band, the slaty grey sides of the breast, and the dark streak at the base of the upper mandible. I therefore provisionally name itpectoralis. Sub-Family, ALAUDINE, --Larks. Bill more lengthened than in any of the Fringillidoe, the tip entire or obsoletely notched; tertiaries as long or nearly as long as the primaries; hind claw lengthened, straight or slightly curved. Gen. Mirafra.--Horsf. Bill thick, much compressed, the culmen curved and convex, the tip of the upper mandible wide above and inflexed; wings short, rounded; primaries scarcely longer than the secondaries and tertials; 1st quill short, half the length of the second, which is shorter than the third; tail short, even. Mirafra erythroptera, Jerd. III. Lid. Qm. pi. 38; id, Birds M. ii. p. 418, No. 756; Murray, Hdbk., ZooL, fyc, Sind, p. 185.--The Red-winged Bush-lark. Head, back, scapulars, rump and upper tail-coverts fulvous brown; feathers of the head (coronal) lengthened, tinged rufescent and, like those of the upper parts, mesially streaked with dark brown; eyestreak and supercilium fulvous white; ear-coverts fulvous brown, very slightly tinged with rufescent; wing-coverts dusky brown, edged with fulvous or rufescent brown; primaries rufous on their outer webs, and dark shafted; the inner web of the second primary rufous for about one-half its length at the base, the...show more

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  • English
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