398. Chelidon cashmiriensis

398. SUBSP. CHELIDON CASHMIRIENSIS.
Chelidon cashmiriensis, Gould, P.Z.S. 1858, p. 356 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 539 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 90 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 269 ; Giglioli, Faun. Ital. p. 187.
Male ad. (Himalayas). Differs from C. urbica in being somewhat smaller and in having the tail less forked. Culmen 0.3. wing 4.0, tail, 2.1, tarsus 0.5 inch ; outer rectrices only, 0.25 longer than the middle ones.
Hab. The Himalayas from Kashmir to Sikhim, Mongolia ; wintering on the plains of India. Is said to have occurred once in Italy.
In habits it does not differ from C. urbica, of which it is a closely allied subspecies. It breeds in the Himalayas and Kan-su, building a low cup-shaped nest of mud, with a largish aperture, and depositing 4 to 5 white eggs, which closely resemble those of C. urbica.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
398. Chelidon cashmiriensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
398
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
270
M_ID: 
22566
M_SN: 
Delichon dasypus cashmeriense
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10928

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