516. Emberiza huttoni

516. GREY-NECKED BUNTING.
EMBERIZA HUTTONI.
Emberiza huttoni, Blyth, J. A. Soc. Beng, xviii. p. 811 (1849) ; Dresser, ix. p. 215, p. 681 ; "E. buchanani, Blyth,” Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 533 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p, 258 ; E. cerrutii, De Filippi Arch, per la Zool. ii. fasc. 2, p. 383 (1863) ; Gould, B. of As. v. pl. 11.
Jamjohar, Hind.
Male ad. (Turkestan). Crown, nape, and hind-neck ashy grey ; upper parts greyer than in E. hortulana, the under parts paler, the breast marked with pale chestnut, and the yellow on the head and throat replaced by greyish white. Culmen 0.5, wing 3.5, tail 2.9, tarsus 0.75 inch. The female differs only in being rather paler and duller in colour.
Hab. Transcaspia, rare as far west as the Caucasus and Crimea ; Persia, Afghanistan, the Altai range, and Turkestan wintering in the N.W. portions of the plains of India as far south as Khandala and Chanda, and east as Etawah
In habits it appears to most nearly resemble E. coesia, affect¬ing rocky, uneven ground where there are bushes or low trees, and Dr. Finsch met with it in desolate rocky gorges in the mountains. Mr. Blanford found a nest in Persia about 70 miles south west of Karman at an elevation of about 8,000 feet, on the 22nd. May, in a bush about a foot from the ground. It was constructed of moss, neatly and compactly made, and contained three eggs, very pale green in colour with small distinct rounded surface-spots, and minute dots of purplish black, and fainter purplish grey shell-markings, the latter confined chiefly to the larger end. In size they measure 0.9 by 0.65.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
516. Emberiza huttoni
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
516
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
357
Common name: 
Grey Necked Bunting
M_ID: 
32033
M_CN: 
Grey-necked Bunting
M_SN: 
Emberiza buchanani
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10325

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