708. Athene bactriana

708. EASTERN LITTLE OWL.
ATHENE BACTRIANA.
Athene bactriana Hutton, J.A.S. Beng. xvi. p. 776 (1847) ; (Sharpe), Yark. Miss. Aves, p. 14, pl. iii. ; Dresser, ix. p 271 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iii. p. 303 ; A. plumipes Swinhoe, P.Z.S. 1870, p. 448 ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. ii. p. 137.
Ay-chay, Hay-kis, Kirghis ; Sirin mochnonohey, Russ. ; Kutruz, Mahr.
Male ad. (Transcaspia). Differs from A. glaux only in having the legs and the toes to the base of the claws densely feathered. Culmen 1.0, wing 6.45, tail 3.3, tarsus 1.35 inch.
Hab. Transcaspia, Afghanistan, Turkestan, Mongolia, Dauria. and China.
In habits this species is said to resemble A. noctua. In Mongolia it frequents the clayey banks of brooks and rivers, and the open steppes. Mr. Zarudny, who has found its nest, describes the eggs as being spherical in shape, white in colour, and glossy in texture, measuring 1.3 to 1.38 by 1.01 to 1.14.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
708. Athene bactriana
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
708
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
497
Common name: 
Eastern Little Owl
M_ID: 
6826
M_SN: 
Athene noctua bactriana
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10218

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