382. Xanthopygia tricolor

382. COBEAN FLYCATCHER.
XANTHOPYGIA TRICOLOR.
Xanthopygia tricolor (Hartl.), Rev. Zool. 1845, p. 406 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 118, pl. 80 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. iv. p. 250 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 480 ; X. leucophrys, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xvi. p. 123 (1847).
Male ad. (Corea). Differs from X. narcissina, merely in having the lores and supercilium white, not yellow, and the throat and breast lemon-yellow, not orange, and there is less white and more yellow on the abdomen. Culmen 0.5, wing 2.9, tail 1.95, tarsus 0.7 inch. The female resembles that of X, narcissina, but has the lores and supercilium dull white, not yellow.
Hab. Dauria, the Ussuri country, Mongolia, Corea, and North China ; wintering in the Malay peninsula.
In habits it does not differ from X. narcissina, and like that species breeds in hollow trees. The nest is very loose, com¬posed of rootlets and plant-bents, lined with finer bents, and the eggs, which are deposited early in June, vary considerably. The ground colour is white or pale creamy white, some being minutely dotted all over the surface with faint red, others again being boldly spotted or blotched with red, and in some the markings are collected round the larger end. In size they average about 0.64 by 0.52.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
382. Xanthopygia tricolor
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
382
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
260
Common name: 
Cobean Flycatcher
M_ID: 
28306
M_CN: 
Slaty-blue Flycatcher
M_SN: 
Ficedula tricolor
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10158

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