271. Aegithalus castaneus

271. SUBSP. AEGITHALUS CASTANEUS.
AEgithalus castaneus, Severtz. Turk. Jevot. p. 136 ; Dresser, iii. p. 165, pl. 117 ; Gadow, Cat. B. Br. Mus. viii. p. 68 ; AEg. caspius, Bogd. Ptitz. Kavk. p. 91 (1879).
Male ad. (Astrachan). Differs from AEg. pendulinus in having the crown, nape, and sides of the neck chestnut-red ; the back deeper chestnut, the white margins to the wings and tail broader, and more chestnut on the breast. Culmen 0.4, wing 2.25, tail 2.05, tarsus 0.58 inch. The female has the crown and nape dull isabelline marked with chestnut and less chestnut on the breast.
Hab. Delta of the Volga. In habits and nidification does not differ from AEg. pendulinus.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
271. Aegithalus castaneus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
271
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
184
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10905

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