373. Ampelis japonica

373. JAPANESE WAXWING.
AMPELIS JAPONICA.
Ampelis japonica (Siebold), Hist. Nat. Jap. St. No. 2 (1824) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 217 ; A. phoenicoptera (Temm.), Pl. Col. ii. pl. 450 (1828) ; (id. et Schlegel), Faun. Jap. Aves, pl. xliv. ; (Radde), Reis. Sill. Vog. p. 201, Taf. 6, fig. 1 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 454.
Hi-ren-jaku, Jap.
Male ad. (Japan). Differs from A. garrulus in having the secondaries and the tail tipped with crimson, and lacking all yellow on the tail and wings, the under tail-coverts fawn-coloured at the base, otherwise crimson, and the wing-coverts tipped with crimson ; bill and legs black ; iris blood red. Culmen 0.52, wing 0.4, tail 2.1, tarsus 0.7 inch. Sexes alike.
Hab. Eastern Siberia, chiefly the Ussuri country ; wintering in Japan and Northern China.
In its general habits it does not appear to differ from A. garrulus, but it is said to be much shyer and its call-note is not so loud. It breeds in Eastern Siberia, but its nest and eggs are as yet unknown.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
373. Ampelis japonica
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
373
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
250
Common name: 
Japanese Waxwing
M_ID: 
20956
M_CN: 
Japanese Waxwing
M_SN: 
Bombycilla japonica
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10446

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