* Hind claw longer than the toe; very little curved.
Upper plumage deep brown, with lighter edges: breast spotted: tarsi very long.
A. Richardi, Temm. Man. d'Orn. torn. I. p. 263. Vigors in Zool. Journ. vol.i. p. 411. pl. 14. Beta. Brit. Birds, vol. I. p. 379. Richard's Pipit, Selb. Illust. vol. i. p. 264. pl. 100. f. 5.
Entire length six inches seven lines: length of the hind toe, claw included, one inch. Temm.
Plumage on the crown of the head, back, and scapulars, deep olive-brown; the edges of the feathers somewhat paler: a broad streak above the eye, temples, throat, belly and vent, pure white; breast and sides reddish yellow, the former marked with lanceolate dusky spots: wings blackish brown; quills and coverts broadly edged with yellowish white: tail dusky, edged in the same manner; outer feather entirely white; the next with the greater portion white: bill somewhat stronger, and rather more elongated, than in the other species of this genus; upper mandible brown; lower mandible yellow: irides brown: feet yellowish: hind claw very long, almost straight. (Egg). Reddish white ground, speckled with darker red and light brown: long. diam. ten lines and a half; trans, diam. seven lines and a half.
Very rare in this country. Has hitherto only occurred in two instances, both times in the neighbourhood of London. Habits unknown.