543. Otocorys elwesi

543. ELWES’S SHORE-LARK.
OTOCORYS ELWESI.
Otocorys elwesi, Blanf. J.A.S. Beng. xii. pt. ii. p. 62 (1872) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br, Mus. xiii. p. 534 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 321 ; O. penicillata (nec. Gould), Jerdon, B. of Ind. ii. p. 431 ; O. nigri-frons Prjev. Mongol i Strana Tangut. ii. p. 103 (1876) ; O. teleschowi, id. Ibis, 1887, p. 416 ; "O. sibirica, Eversm.,” David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 316.
Male ad. (Turkestan). Resembles O. penicillata in general plumage, differing in having the black on the throat separated from that on the ear- coverts by a white band ; bill black above, pale at the base below ; legs black, soles yellowish ; iris brown. Culmen 0.63, wing 4.65, tail 3.5, tarsus 0.85 inch.
Hab. Turkestan, eastward to Mongolia and Northern China ; Sikhim and the eastern Himalayas to Tibet.
Inhabits the mountain ranges, and is often to be met with at high altitudes. In general habits it does not appear to differ from O. penicillata, and its mode of nidification, nest, and eggs resemble those of that species.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
543. Otocorys elwesi
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
543
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
379
Common name: 
Elwes’s Shore Lark
M_ID: 
21892
M_SN: 
Eremophila alpestris elwesi
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10236

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