544. Otocorys longirostris

544. SUBSP. OTOCORYS LONGIROSTRIS.
Otocorys longirostris, Moore, P.Z.S. 1855, p. 215, pl. 3 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xiii. p. 536 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 320.
Male ad. Differs from O. elwesi in having a longer bill, in being larger in size, and as a rule, less vinous in tinge of colour ; the feathers on the upper parts have larger shaft streaks, and the pale parts of the head are white and never yellow. Culmen 0.72, wing 5.0, tail 3.7, tarsus 0.95 inch.
Hab. The more elevated portions of the Himalayas from Kashmir and Ladak to Kumaon and the western portion of Tibet.
Frequents the more elevated portions of the Mountain ranges, occurring up to an elevation of 17,000 and 18,000 feet, and in general habits does not differ from O. elwesi.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
544. Otocorys longirostris
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
544
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
379
M_ID: 
21891
M_SN: 
Eremophila alpestris longirostris
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10951

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