226. Acredula irbii

226. SUBSP. ACREDULA IRBII.
Acredula irbii, Sharpe and Dresser, P.Z.S. 1871, p. 312 ; Dresser, iii, p. 73, pl. 105, tig. 1 ; Gadow, Cat. B. Br. Mus. viii. p. 63.
Mito, Span. ; Codibugnolo, Ital.
Ad. (Spain). Differs from A. rosea in having the back bluish grey, not black, slightly tinged with rose on the sides, the centre of the crown usually white striped with black, and the cheeks dull white finely striped with blackish grey. Culmen 0.25, wing 2.32, tail 3.2, tarsus 0.65 inch.
Hab. Spain, Southern Italy, and Sicily, and strays into France.
In note, habits, and nidification it does not differ from Acredula rosea. It breeds near Gibraltar, placing its nest 15 or 16 feet above the ground in the Zarzuparilla, a thorny creeper, a species of Smilax, and its eggs are deposited late in February.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
226. Acredula irbii
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
226
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
159
M_ID: 
22884
M_SN: 
Aegithalos caudatus irbii
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10886

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