395. Hirundo striolata

395. SUBSP. HIRUNDO STRIOLATA.
Hirundo striolata, Temm, and Schlegel, Faun. Jap. Aves, p. 33 (1850) ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 281 ; H. japonica, Bp. Consp. Gen. Av. i. p. 340 (1850) ; Temm, and Schlegel, op. cit., p. 33, pl. 11 ; (David and Oust.) Ois. Chine, p. 127 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 162.
Male ad. Differs from II. rufula in having the rufous collar interrupted on the nape, the black on the head joining that on the mantle ; ramp chestnut with distinct black shafts ; lores black ; under parts coarsely streaked with black, and the under tail-coverts with the terminal halves black. Culmen 0.4, wing 4.9, tail 4.0, tarsus 0.6 inch.
Hab. Japan and China ; wintering in Burma, and as far south as the island of Flores.
In habits and nidification it does not differ from H. rufula, indeed both the present form and Hirundo daurica can only be looked on as subspecies, as specimens occur which intergrade, though the extreme forms are readily separable.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
395. Hirundo striolata
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
395
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
268
M_ID: 
22599
M_CN: 
Striated Swallow
M_SN: 
Cecropis striolata
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10926

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