262. Parus teneriffAe

262. Subsp. Parus teneriffae.
Parus teneriffoe, Lesson, Traite d’Orn, i. p. 456 (1831) ; Dresser, ix. p. 127, pl. 660, fig. 2 ; P. violaceus, Bolle J.f.O. 1854, p. 455.
Male ad. (Teneriffe). Resembles P. ultramarinus but is rather larger, brighter in tone of colour, and lacks the white margins to the secondaries and wing-coverts, the wing being plain blue. Culmen 0.45, wing 2.5, tail, 2.15, tarsus 0.8 inch. Sexes similar.
Hab. Grand Canary, Teneriffe, and Gomera in the Canaries.
Frequents both tree- and bush-growth from the coast to an altitude of 4,300 feet, and is most commonly seen in the fruit gardens. In habits it does not differ from P. coeruleus, and like that species places its nest in the hole of a tree or wall or in any convenient nook or cranny, and deposits in June 4 to 5 eggs, which resemble those of P. coeruleus, but are a trifle larger and more boldly blotched.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
262. Parus teneriffAe
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
262
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
179
M_ID: 
21216
M_CN: 
African Blue Tit
M_SN: 
Cyanistes teneriffae
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10901

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