531. Emberiza godlewskii

531. GODLEVSKI’s MEADOW BUNTING.
EMBERIZA GODLEWSKII.
Emberiza godlewskii, Tacz. J. f. O. 1874, p. 330 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 542 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 589 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 540.
Male ad. (S.E. Siberia). Differs from E. cia in having the crown blue grey with a central stripe and the supercilium dark chestnut, and no black on the head but on the lores and the forepart of a stripe below the cheek, which then becomes chestnut ; the upper parts are rather more rufous, and the blue-grey extends somewhat further on the breast ; beak brown, paler below ; legs flesh-coloured ; iris dark brown. Culmen 0.48, wing 3.65, tail 3.58, tarsus 0.72 inch. The female differs merely in being a trifle duller in colour and in having the crown finely striped with reddish brown.
Hab. Eastern Siberia, Manchuria, Eastern Turkestan, Mongolia, and China, ranging west to Yarkand and N. Kashmir.
Frequents the forests and mountains where brushwood is scattered about, and feeds on seeds of various kinds. It is said to be wary and difficult of approach. So far as I gather it has only been hitherto met with in the winter and its breeding haunts are unknown.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
531. Emberiza godlewskii
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
531
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
369
Common name: 
Godlevski’s Meadow Bunting
M_ID: 
32019
M_CN: 
Godlewski's Bunting
M_SN: 
Emberiza godlewskii
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10265

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