545. Otocorys brandti

545. SUBSP. OTOCORYS BRANDTI.
Otocorys brandti, Dresser, B. of E. iv. p. 402 (1874) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xiii. p. 536 ; O. parvexi, Tacz. Bull. Soc. Zool. Fr. 1876, p. 161 ; id. F. O. Sib. O. p. 423 ; ? O. petrophila, Severtz. J. f. O. 1873, p. 379 ; O. albigula, auctt. nec. Brandt.
Male ad. (Kirghis Steppes). Differs front O. elwesi in being smaller, somewhat paler in colour and having a smaller and stouter bill. Culmen 0.52, wing 4.4, tail 3.3. tarsus 0.82 inch.
Hab. The Kirghis steppes, Turkestan, the Altai Mountains occurring east as far as Kiachta in the Transbaikal district.
In general habits it resembles O. elwesi, but appears to frequent the elevated steppes and sand deserts more than the mountain ranges.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
545. Otocorys brandti
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
545
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
380
M_ID: 
21880
M_SN: 
Eremophila alpestris brandti
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10952

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