507. Emberiza personata

507. JAPANESE BUNTING.
EMBERIZA PERSONATA.
Emberiza personata, Temm. Pl. col. iii. pl. 580 (1835) ; id. and Schlegel, Faun. Jap. Aves, pl. 59b ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 521 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 567.
Awoji, Jap.
Male ad. (Japan), Differs from E. spodocephala in having the throat yellow sometimes marked with grey on the sides of the lower throat, and not slaty olive as in that species. Culmen 0.4, wing 2.9, tail 2.5, tarsus 0.85 inch. The female resembles that of E. spodocephala but is a trifle larger and is more boldly streaked on the flanks.
Hab. Japan, the Loo-Choo islands and the island of Saghalien, but it does not appear to occur in China.
Frequents the valleys near the rivers, and the plains and in general habits resembles E. spodocephala. It breeds numerously on Fuji-yama, and its nest, which is constructed of dry grass and rootlets, and lined with line roots and horse-hair, is placed on the ground, in a grass-tussock, or in a small pine-tree near the ground. The eggs usually 4 in number are deposited from the end of May to the early part of July, and resemble richly marked varieties of those of E. hortulana.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
507. Emberiza personata
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
507
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
350
Common name: 
Japanese Bunting
M_ID: 
32109
M_SN: 
Emberiza spodocephala personata
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10421

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