263. Parus palmensis

263. Subsp. Parus palmensis.
Parus palmensis, Meade-Waldo, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist ser. 6, iii. p. 490 (1889). id. Ibis. 1889, pl. xvi ; Dresser, ix. p. 129, pl. 660, fig. 1.
Ad. (Palma). Resembles P. ultramarinus but has the entire abdomen, excepting the sides, pure white ; secondaries and wing-coverts tipped with white. Culmen 0.45, wing 2.5, tail 2.3, tarsus 0.75 inch.
Hab. Island of Palma, Canaries.
Frequents the pine-woods and laurel-thickets up to an elevation of 5,000 feet, and does not frequent gardens or chestnut-groves. Like its congeners it breeds in holes of trees, but much earlier, late in March or early in April, and deposits only 3 or 4 eggs, which are white spotted and blotched with red.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
263. Parus palmensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
263
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
179
M_ID: 
21221
M_SN: 
Cyanistes teneriffae palmensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10902

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