100. Calliope tschebaievi

100. TIBETAN RUBY-THROAT.
CALLIOPE TSCHEBAIEVI.
Calliope tschebaievi, Prejv. Mongol i Strana Tangut, ii. p. 44, tab. ix. fig. 1 (1876) ; Gould, B. of Asia, iv. pl. 40 ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 308 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 103 ; Pleske, Prjevalsky’s Reisen, Vogel, ii. p. 73, Taf. i. fig. 3, 4. Taf. v. fig. 9 (egg).
Male ad. (Sikhim). Resembles C. pectoralis but has the upper parts olive-brown tinged with russet, and the cheeks white not black. The female and young of the two species are undistinguishable. Culmen 0.6, wing 3.0, tail 2.3, tarsus 1.2 inch.
Hab. Tibet, Kan-su, Sikhim and Assam, extending to the Khasi Hills where it is common at Shillong, and has been obtained at Mymensing and Bhamo.
Inhabits the sub-alpine bush region and in Kansu is rarer than C. camtschatkensis. It has been found breeding there, the nest being placed on the ground under a Spiroea bush, and was round, with a hole in the side, and constructed of dried grasses. The eggs, 4 in number, were bluish green with very faint rust-red spots, and measured 20.5 by 15.5 millimetres (0.81 by 0.61 inch).

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
100. Calliope tschebaievi
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
100
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
66
Common name: 
Tibetan Ruby Throat
M_ID: 
28163
M_SN: 
Calliope pectoralis tschebaiewi
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
11039

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