378. Muscicapa albicilla

378. SUBSP. MUSCICAPA ALBICILLA.
Muscicapa albicilla, Pall. Zoogr. Rosa. As. i. p. 462, Aves, tab. 1 (1811) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. iv. p. 162 ; Oates, F Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 10 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 469 ; M. leucura (nec. Gmel.), Swains. Hist. Nat. Flyc. p. 253 (1838) ; (Jerd.) B. of Ind. i. p. 481.
Turra, Hind. ; Chut-ki, Beng.
Male ad. (India). Differs from M. parva in having the head and neck like the back, and not ashy blue, and the. rufous orange is confined to the upper throat. Culmen 0.47, wing 2.7, tail 2.15, tarsus 0.75 inch. The female closely resembles that of M. parva.
Hab. Eastern Siberia and China ; wintering in India as far west as Nepal and Dinapore, in Burma south to Tenasserim.
Does not differ from M. parva in its general habits, and also places its nest in the hole of a tree, usually at no great dis┬Čtance from the ground. The eggs resemble those of M. parva, but the ground colour is white, and the markings are usually collected round the larger end, leaving the rest of the egg unspotted.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
378. Muscicapa albicilla
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
378
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
256
M_ID: 
28255
M_CN: 
Taiga Flycatcher
M_SN: 
Ficedula albicilla
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10920

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