526. Emberiza ciopsis

526. JAPANESE MEADOW-BUNTING.
EMBERIZA CIOPSIS.
Emberiza ciopsis, Bp. Consp, i. p. 466 (1850) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 544 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 131 ; E. cioides (nec. Brandt), Temm, and Schlegel, Faun. Jap. Aves, p. 59, pl. 58.
Hojiro, Jap.
Male ad. (Japan). Differs from E. cioides in having the crown blackish chestnut often marked with grey, the cheeks black, nut chestnut, the upper parts browner, and the chestnut breast-band much paler. Culmen 0.4, wing 3.1, tail 2.9, tarsus 0.75 inch. The female very closely resembles that of E. cioides, but has the under parts paler, and like that bird has the ear-coverts dull chestnut-brown but it generally lacks the dark malar stripe, which is present in the female of E. cioides.
Hab. Japan.
In habits and note it does not appear to differ from E cioides. It places its nest either on the ground or else in a low bush, not above four feet above the ground, constructing it of dry plant-stems, and lining it with line bents and hair. The eggs, usually four in number, are deposited from the middle of April to the middle of July, (two broods being apparently reared in the season), and are very like those of E. cioides both in colour, markings, and size.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
526. Emberiza ciopsis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
526
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
365
Common name: 
Japanese Meadow Bunting
M_ID: 
32030
M_SN: 
Emberiza cioides ciopsis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10432

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