728. Archibuteo hemiptilopus

728. HIMALAYAN ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD.
ARCHIBUTEO HEMIPTILOPUS.
Archibuteo hemiptilopus, Blyth, J.A.S.B, xv. p. 1 (1846) ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iii. p. 395 ; A. strophiatus ; Hodgs, in Gray’s Zool. Misc. p. 81 (1844 deser. nulla) ; Gray Cat. M. &c. Coll. Hodgs, p. 39 (1846, deser. nulla) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. i. p. 199 pl. vii. fig. 2 ; Berezovski and Bianchi, Ptitz. Gan-su, p. 32.
Male ad. (Nepal). Upper parts brown, the feathers on the nape and upper back margined with rufous, the base of the nuchal feathers white ; upper tail-coverts with rufous or buff bars and tips ; tail above brown, tinged with rufous, below whitish, with dark bars ; under parts white, marked with brown on the throat and breast ; flanks and thigh feathers brown ; bill dusky horn, the base of the mandible laterally yellowish ; toes and naked part of tarsus livid waxy. Culmen 1.0, wing 19.75, tail 11.0, tarsus 3.45 inch.
Hab. Sikhim, Nepal, and Kulu ; Shanghai in China ; Ordos ; south-west and south-east Kan-su, and the Amdos plateau ; Tibet.
I find nothing on record respecting the habits or nidification of the present species. Like some of the Buzzards it appears to be subject to partial melanism.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
728. Archibuteo hemiptilopus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
728
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
515
Common name: 
Himalayan Rough Legged Buzzard
M_ID: 
3218
M_CN: 
Upland Buzzard
M_SN: 
Buteo hemilasius
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10353

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