652. Calliope tschebaiewi

652. Calliope tschebaiewi.

The Tibet Ruby-throat.

Calliope pectoralis, Gould, apud Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 270, xlv, pt. ii, p. 79; Anders. Yunnan Exped., Aves, p. 615 ; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 199. Calliope tschebaiewi, Prjev., Rowley's Orn. Misc. ii, p. 180, pl. liv, fig. 1 (1877). Erithacus tschebaiewi (Prjev.), Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 308.

Coloration. Male. Differs from the male of C. pectoralis, when adult, in being olive-brown, tinged with russet above, and in having the cheeks white, not black.

The females and immature birds of both species are inseparable.

Bill and legs black ; iris brown (Cockburn).

Length about 6; tail 2.3; wing 3; tarsus 1.2; bill from gape .75.

Distribution. A winter visitor to the Himalayas from Sikhim to the Dikrang valley in Assam, extending to the Khasi hills, where it is very common at Shillong; Godwin-Austen procured this species at Mymensing and Anderson near Bhamo. In summer this bird is found in Tibet and Kansu.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
652. Calliope tschebaiewi
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
652
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
118
Common name: 
Tibet Ruby Throat
M_ID: 
28163
M_SN: 
Calliope pectoralis tschebaiewi
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
890

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