397. Chelidon lagopoda

397. SUBSP. CHELIDON LAGOPODA.
Chelidon lagopoda (Pall.), Zoogr. E. As. i. p. 532 (1811) ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 184 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 130 ; C. lag opus, Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 93 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 270.
Male ad. (Siberia). Differs from C. urbica in having all the upper tail- coverts white, the under wing-coverts and axillaries are much darker and the tail is only slightly forked. Culmen 0.32, wing 4.4, tail 2.15, tarsus 0.45 inch ; outer rectrices 0.35 longer than the middle ones.
Hab. Siberia from the valley of the Yenesei to Dauria ; N. China, Manchuria, Mongolia, and Turkestan ; wintering in South China and Burma.
In habits it does not differ from C. urbica, and makes a nest like the nest of that species, but differing somewhat in the form of the entrance hole. The eggs, which are pure white, are undistinguishable from those of G. urbica. When on the wing the present species is said to utter a harsh note like that of Cotile riparia.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
397. Chelidon lagopoda
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
397
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
270
M_ID: 
22564
M_SN: 
Delichon urbicum lagopodum
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10927

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