353. Lanius isabellinus

353. ISABELLINE SHRIKE.
LANIUS ISABELLINUS.
Lanius isabellinus, Ehrenb. Symb. Phys. i. fol. e, footnote, (1828) ; Dresser, iii. p. 113 (partim) ; Gadow, Cat. B. Br. Mus. viii. p. 277 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, i. p. 467 ; Gatke, Vogelw. Helgol. p. 227 ; L. arenarius, Blyth, J.A.S. Beng. xv. p. 304 (1846) ; Hume and Handers. Lah. to Yark. p. 183. pl. iii.
Bulanui-Sorokoput, Russian.
Male ad. (Turkestan). Upper parts rufescent ashy brown ; forehead pale rufous ; lower rump and upper tail-coverts bright rufous ; wings brown with fulvous margins ; a very small white spot at the base of the primaries ; tail dull rufous ; lores, supercilium, and a narrow band across the forehead at the base of the bill fulvous white ; a spot in front of the eye and ear-coverts black ; under parts pale fulvous, washed with rosy buff on the flanks ; bill dark brown above, horn-flesh below, but brown at the tip ; legs slaty black ; iris dark brown. Culmen 068, wing 3.6, tail 3.5, tarsus 0.95 inch. The female has the ear-coverts brown and the loral and superciliary stripe nearly obsolete. The young bird is pale fulvous narrowly barred with blackish above, and with wavy cross bars below.
Hab. Turkestan and Afghanistan east to the Lob-nor ; wintering in N.W. India, Persia, Arabia, Abyssinia, and the Blue Nile. Has once occurred on Heligoland.
Inhabits bush-covered localities, chiefly sandy and stony desert places, and in general habits does not differ from its allies. Like them, it builds a somewhat bulky nest of grass- bents and twigs lined with fine grass and plant-cotton, and generally places it on a bush. The eggs 4 or 5 in number are dull creamy white marked with pale greyish underlying, and dull pale brownish overlying surface-spots and blotches, which are usually collected in a wreath round the larger end, in size averaging about 0.85 by 0.7.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
353. Lanius isabellinus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
353
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
238
Common name: 
Isabelline Shrike
M_ID: 
19056
M_CN: 
Isabelline Shrike
M_SN: 
Lanius isabellinus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10408

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