228. Acredula sicula

228. Subsp. ACREDULA SICULA.
Acredula sicula, Whitaker, Bull. Brit. Orn. Club. xi. p. 52 (1901) ; id Ibis. 1902, p. 54, pl. ii.
Male ad. (Sicily). Resembles A. caucasica, differing in having the wings and tail shorter, the brown on the sides of the crown paler, the white median stripe on the crown less pronounced, the feathers there being partly streaked with brown : bill and legs blackish brown ; iris dark hazel, eyelid yellowish. Culmen 5.0, wing, 2.25, tail 2.9, tarsus 0.6 inch.
Hab. Sicily. Appears to be peculiar to Sicily, where it inhabits the wooded inland districts, and breeds in the higher mountain forests. In habits and nidification it is said not to differ from A. caudata.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
228. Acredula sicula
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
228
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
160
M_ID: 
22886
M_SN: 
Aegithalos caudatus siculus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10888

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