379. Muscicapa luteola

379. MUGIMAKI FLYCATCHER.
MUSCICAPA LUTEOLA.
Muscicapa luteola (Pall.), Zoogr. Rosa. As. i. p. 470 (1811) ; Middend Sib. Reis. ii. p. 186, Taf. 17, figs. 1-3 ; (Sharpe) Cat. B. Br. Mus. iv. p. 201 ; (Tacz.) F. O. Sib. O. p. 472 ; M. mugimaki, Temm. Pl. Col. iii. pl. 577, fig. 2 (1829) ; Temm, and Schlegel, Faun. Jap. Aves, p. 47, Taf. xvii. b.
Male ad. (E. Siberia). Crown, nape, sides of head and neck, and upper parts generally dark slaty grey, nearly black ; wings and tail blackish, the median and greater wing-coverts and the basal half of most of the outer tail-feathers pure white ; behind the eye a white stripe ; chin, throat, and breast rich orange, the flanks yellowish ; rest of under parts white ; bill black ; legs brown ; iris dark brown. Culmen 0.4, wing 3.1, tail 2.2, tarsus 0.6 inch. The female has the upper parts olive-brown, the larger wing-coverts tipped with white, and the under parts paler than in the male. The young are paler than the female, have the sides of the face grey, the cheeks more or less blackish, two buffy white bars across the wing, and the young female has no white at the base of the tail.
Hab. Eastern Siberia, migrating through Corea, Japan, and China ; and wintering in the Malay peninsula and Borneo.
In habits it appears to resemble M. parva, but is much more silent, though it is said to have a pleasant song ; it breeds in Eastern Siberia, placing its nest in a conifer tree at from 6 to 18 feet above the ground, well concealed. The nest is con¬structed of rootlets of fir-trees, moss, and lichens, and is care¬fully lined with moss, fine grasses, and hair. The eggs are in colour similar to those of Cyanecula suecica, olive green, dotted with pale red. In number they are usually 4, are deposited in the latter half of June, and measure about 0.65 by 0.48

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
379. Muscicapa luteola
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
379
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
257
Common name: 
Mugimaki Flycatcher
M_ID: 
28245
M_CN: 
Mugimaki Flycatcher
M_SN: 
Ficedula mugimaki
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10571

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