419. Eophona personata

419. JAPANESE GROSBEAK.
EOPHONA PERSONATA.
Eopkona personata (Temm, and Schlegel), Faun. Jap. Aves, pl. 52, (1850) ; Gould, B. of Asia, v. pl. 18 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 346, pl. 91 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 30 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 622.
Ou-toung, Chinese.
Male ad. (Japan). Upper parts ashy grey, tinged with drab on the mantle ; crown nearly to the nape and a narrow band round the base of the bill extending to the eye, wings, and tail glossy steel black ; a white band across the wing ; under parts pale drab ashy grey, paling to white on the under tail-coverts ; bill yellow ; legs reddish grey ; iris hazel. Culmen 0.92, wing 4.55, tail 3.15, tarsus 0.9 inch.
Hab. Eastern Siberia (the Ussuri country), Japan, and Western China.
Frequents bush-covered localities in the mountains and the borders of the forests, where it is generally seen in the tops of the trees. It has a strong flight and in the winter roams about in small companies. It feeds on seeds, fruits, and berries, and is very partial to haricot beans, and will even steal them from the granaries. Its song is described as being melodious and pleasing. It nests in the Ussuri country in June, but its nest and eggs are, so far as I can ascertain, undescribed.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
419. Eophona personata
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
419
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
285
Common name: 
Japanese Grosbeak
M_ID: 
30578
M_CN: 
Japanese Grosbeak
M_SN: 
Eophona personata
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10428

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