420. Eophona melanura

420. CHINESE GROSBEAK.
EOPHONA MELANURA.
Eophona melanura (Gmel.), Syst. Nat. i. p. 853 (1788) ; (Jard. and Selby) Ill. Orn. ii. pl. 63 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 347, pl. 92 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 28 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O, p. 624.
Hou-eull, Chinese.
Male ad. (Corea). Differs from E. personata in having the upper parts browner, fading to ashy white on the rump, the black on the head extends over the sides of the face, cheeks, ear-coverts and throat ; wings lacking the broad white band, but with a small white speculum, the primaries narrowly, the secondaries broadly tipped with white ; bill yellow, at the tip green ; legs pale flesh yellow ; iris reddish. Culmen 0.75, wing 3.8, tail 2.7, tarsus 0.75 inch. The female lacks the black on the head, that part and the throat being ashy drab brown, and is duller and browner in colour.
Hab. Eastern Siberia, North China, and Corea, wintering in Central and Southern China.
Frequents open places in oak-woods, and is shy and wary. Its song is said to be good but inferior to that of E. personata. It breeds in the Ussuri country, but its nest and eggs are unknown.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
420. Eophona melanura
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
420
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
286
Common name: 
Chinese Grosbeak
M_ID: 
30575
M_CN: 
Chinese Grosbeak
M_SN: 
Eophona migratoria
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10140

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