534. Emberiza passerina

534. Subsp. Emberiza passerina.
Emberiza passerina, Pall. Reise R.R. i. app. p. 456 (1771) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 485 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 600 ; E. polaris, Midd. Sib. Reise, ii. p. 146, Tab. xiii. figs. 1-3 (1851).
Male ad. (Siberia). Differs from E. schoeniclus in being smaller, the white in the plumage much purer, the upper parts without any rufous, the margins to the feathers being white or creamy white ; rump and
upper tail-coverts white, the latter striped, with pale ash. Culmen 0.38, wing 2.88, tail 8.45, tarsus 0.7 inch. The female differs from that of E. schoeniclus in being paler, more sandy buff in tinge, the rump and upper tail-coverts are white and it is smaller.
Hab. E. Siberia, Turkestan on passage, wintering in Manchuria, Mongolia, and N. China. It also breeds in Corea.
In habits it does not differ from E. schoeniclus, and its eggs resemble those of that species, but are smaller.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
534. Emberiza passerina
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
534
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
371
M_ID: 
32125
M_SN: 
Emberiza schoeniclus passerina
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10949

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