157. Hypolais polyglotta

157. MELODIOUS WARBLER.
HYPOLAIS POLYGLOTTA.
Hypolais polyglotta (Vieill.), N. Dict. xi. p. 200 (1817) ; Dresser, ii. p. 517, pl. 80, fig. 2 ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Brit. Mus. v. p. 79 ; Saunders, p. 77.
Almendrita de verano, Span. ; Folosa, Portug.
Male ad. (Spain). Differs from H. icterina in being smaller, somewhat duller in colour, with a different wing-formula. Culmen 0.6, width of mandible at base 0.22, wing 2.5, tail 2.05, tarsus 0.85 inch ; first primary small, but 0.18 longer than the coverts, second rather shorter than the sixth, third and fourth equal and longest.
Hab. Western Europe and N. W. Africa, as far east as Italy and as far north as Southern France, rarely occurring in Northern France and Belgium, and has strayed at least once as far as England ; winters in Africa at least as far south as Senegambia.
In habits, song, and nidification, it does not differ appreciably from H. icterina, but breeds rather later, usually late in June, and its eggs are not only spotted but slightly streaked with deep purplish brown, and smaller, measuring from 0.57 by 0.50 to 0.69 by 0.55.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
157. Hypolais polyglotta
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
157
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
108
Common name: 
Melodious Warbler
M_ID: 
23298
M_CN: 
Melodious Warbler
M_SN: 
Hippolais polyglotta
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10540

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