381. Xanthopygia narcissina

381. NARCISSUS FLYCATCHER.
XANTHOPYGIA NARCISSINA.
Xanthopygia narcissina (Temm.), Pl. Col. iii. pl. 577, fig. 1 (1838) ; (id. and Schlegel), Faun. Jap. Aves, p. 46, pls. 17, 17c ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. iv. p. 249 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 479 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 61.
Male ad. (Japan). Crown, nape, sides of head and neck, wings, tail, and upper parts deep black ; a large white patch on the wing-coverts ; rump, lores, and a broad supercilium bright lemon yellow ; chin, throat, and breast bright orange-yellow ; flanks lemon-yellow ; rest of the under parte white ; beak black, paler below ; legs plumbeous ; iris blackish brown. Culmen 0.51, wing 3.05, tail 1.95, tarsus 0.62 inch. The female is olive-brown above, tinged with greenish on the rump ; under parts whitish, washed with yellow ; supercilium yellowish white ; wings brown, mar¬gined with rufous ; tail rufous brown. The young bird has the upper parts dark brown, closely spotted with ochreous ; wings and tail brown with fulvous margins, under parts white, the throat finely and the breast boldly spotted with brown.
Hab. The island of Saghalien and Japan, occurring on the east and south coasts of China on migration ; and wintering in the Philippines ; it is said to remain occasionally in Japan in the winter.
In its habits it is very shy and frequents the deep woods, especially those where there are old trees. Its song is melodious and pleasant though somewhat short, and it is a most indus¬trious songster. It feeds on insects of various kinds, which, to a large extent, it captures on the wing. It breeds in Japan and the island of Saghalien, placing its nest in a hole of an old tree, and in June deposits from 4 to 6 eggs, which are pale greenish white somewhat sparingly spotted and blotched with pale red, and measure about 0.69 by 0.54.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
381. Xanthopygia narcissina
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
381
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
259
Common name: 
Narcissus Flycatcher
M_ID: 
28241
M_CN: 
Narcissus Flycatcher
M_SN: 
Ficedula narcissina
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10574

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