392. Hirundo tytleri

392. SUBSP. HIRUNDO TYTLERI.
Hirundo tytleri, Jerdon, B. of Ind. iii. App. p. 870 (1864) ; Sharpe. Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 140 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 278.
Male ad. (Siberia). Has the under parts chestnut-red, nearly as dark as H. savignii, but the thoracic band is interrupted as in H. erythrogastra. Culmen 0.4, wing 4.8, tail, 4.0, tarsus 0.45 inch.
Hab. Eastern Siberia from Kamchatka west to Irkutsk ; wintering In Burma.
In habits it does not differ from its allies, and indeed all the three preceding species as well as the present one so intergrade with each other and H. rustica that intermediate specimens are always to be found in a series, and they can only be looked on as very closely allied subspecies. In the British Museum are examples of Hirundo erythrogastra from Brazil and Para which are absolutely undistinguishable from specimens of H. tytleri from Siberia.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
392. Hirundo tytleri
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
392
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
266
M_ID: 
22505
M_SN: 
Hirundo rustica tytleri
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10924

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