96. Erithacus hyrcanus

96. PERSIAN REDBREAST.
ERITHACUS HYRCANUS.
Erithacus hyrcanus, Blanf, Ibis., p. 79 (1874) ; id. E. Pers. ii. p. 160, pl. xv. fig. 2 ; Dresser, B. of E. ix. p. 47, pl. 644 ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. V. p. 301.
Male ad. (Persia). Resembles E. rubecula, but the red ON the breast and throat is deeper in colour and the upper tail-coverts are chestnut-brown or dull ferruginous and not olivaceous. Culmen 0.65, wing 3.8, tail 2.35, tarsus 0.5 inch. The female does not appreciably differ from the male, and individual specimens vary considerably in the tone of colour of the throat and upper breast.
Hab. The Caucasus eastward to Persia, and appears to breed throughout that area. In the winter it passes south, but we do not yet know where its winter quarters are.
In habits, song, and nidification, it does not differ from its western congener, and its eggs are not separable from 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: 
96. Erithacus hyrcanus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
96
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
64
Common name: 
Persian Redbreast
M_ID: 
27947
M_SN: 
Erithacus rubecula hyrcanus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10634

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