39. Cinclus asiaticus

39. BROWN DIPPER.
CINCLUS ASIATICUS.
Cinclus asiaticus, Swains., Faun. Bor. Amer. Birds, p. 174 (1831), Gould, B. of Asia, iv. pl. 21 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. vi. p. 314, Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 163.
Nambong-karriak Lepch ; Ghubia-nakka, Bhut.
Ad. (Turkestan). Entire plumage chocolate brown, the head and neck rather paler, the feathers in places with rather paler margins. Culmen 0.92, wing 4.1, tail 2.95, tarsus 1.18 inch. The young have the upper parts grey, the feathers tipped with black, the sub-terminal portion more or less whitish, the quills and wing-coverts tipped and margined with white, tail dark brown tipped with white ; sides of head grey with white shaft-streaks ; under parts grey marked like the upper parts but with more pronounced black tips and sub-terminal white patches.
Hab. Turkestan, Afghanistan, and the Himalayan from Gilgit to Bhutan.
Like the white-breasted Dippers, this species frequents run¬ning streams, especially in rocky localities, and in general habits and note does not differ from those. It is found in the mountains at elevations of from 11,000 to 14,000 feet, according to the season. It breeds from March to December, the nest being large globular masses of moss, like a gigantic Wren’s nest, and lined with dry leaves, fern, and fine rootlets, and placed in the cleft of a rock, usually overhanging the water. The eggs 5 in number are pure white like those of C. melanogaster, and average about 1.0 by 0.72.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
39. Cinclus asiaticus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
39
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
27
Common name: 
Brown Dipper
M_ID: 
28600
M_CN: 
Brown Dipper
M_SN: 
Cinclus pallasii
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10088

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