527. Emberiza tristrami

527. Chinese Meadow-Bunting.
EMBERIZA TRISTRAMI.
Emberiza tristrami, Swinhoe, P.Z.S. 1870, p. 441 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 326 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 545 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 575.
Male ad. (China). Head and neck black ; a central line through the crown, supercilium, and a line from the base of the lower mandible down each side of the neck, white ; upper parts, wings, and tail as in E. cioides, but the wing-coverts are rather browner ; lower throat, breast, and sides of the body pale sandy rufous ; rest of the under parts white ; bill brown, yellowish below ; legs rufous flesh-coloured ; iris dark brown. Culmen 0.43, wing 2.85, tail 2.3, tarsus, 0.7 inch. The female differs in having the white streaks duller, the ear-coverts are pale brown with a few black streaks ; throat white streaked with black oil the sides ; the rufous on the throat duller and streaked with brown.
Hab. Eastern Siberia, Corea, occurring on passage in Northern China and Manchuria ; wintering in southern and central China.
Inhabits the dense forests, and the male is said to have a very sweet song. It breeds in Dauria, the Ussuri country, and Corea, constructing a nest like that of E. citrinella, of plant-stems and grass-bents lined with horsehair, which is placed in a bush close to the ground. The eggs, which are deposited in June, resemble those of the Ortolan but are much smaller, in size averaging about 0.74 by 0.57.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
527. Emberiza tristrami
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
527
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
366
Common name: 
Chinese Meadow Bunting
M_ID: 
32074
M_CN: 
Tristram's Bunting
M_SN: 
Emberiza tristrami
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10142

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