514. Emberiza chrysophrys

514. YELLOW-BROWED BUNTING.
EMBERIZA CHRYSOPHRYS.
Emberiza chrysophrys, Pall. Reis. Russ. Reichs, iii. Anhang, p. 698 (1776) ; Radde, Reis. S. Ost Sib. Vog. taf. iv. figs. 1a, b, c ; Dresser, ii. p. 193, pl. 212 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 325 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 498 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 570.
Ta-huang-mey, Chinese.
Male ad. (Siberia). Crown, nape, and sides of the head black ; a narrow central line on the crown white ; supercilium yellow ; upper parts warm brown, streaked chiefly on the mantle with blackish ; remiges and rec┬Čtrices dark brown, with paler margins, the two outer rectrices obliquely marked with white ; under parts white, the sides of throat, breast, and flanks striped with blackish brown ; bill horn-grey, paler at the base and below ; legs pale flesh ; iris brown. Culmen 0.45, wing 3.1, tail 2.5, tarsus 0.75 inch. The female is duller in colour, more rufous on the upper parts, and more spotted on the under parts.
Hab. E. Siberia, wintering in China ; has occurred twice in Belgium.
Frequents bush-covered localities, chiefly willow-thickets and has been met with in company with E. pusilla. Its call-note is softer and shriller than that of the other Buntings. Nothing is as yet known respecting its nidification.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
514. Emberiza chrysophrys
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
514
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
356
Common name: 
Yellow Browed Bunting
M_ID: 
32080
M_CN: 
Yellow-browed Bunting
M_SN: 
Emberiza chrysophrys
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
11138

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