105. Larvivora cyane

105. SIBERIAN BLUECHAT.
LARVIVORA CYANE.
Larvicora cyane (Pall.) Reis. Russ. Reichs. iii. p. 697 (1776) ; (Radde) Reis. Siber. Vogel, p. 250, pl. 10, figs. 1-4 ; (Seebohm), Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 303 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 338.
Male ad. (E. Siberia). Upper parts, cheeks, and ear-coverts dull dark blue, brighter on the forehead, and crown wings and tail brown externally washed with blue ; under parts white, the flanks washed with brown ; no eye-stripe ; bill dark brown, the base of lower mandible paler ; legs and iris brown. Culmen 0.6, wing 3.0, tail 1.9. tarsus 1.0 inch. The female is olive-brown above tinged with rufous on the wings, tail, and upper tail-coverts ; sides of chin, throat, flanks, and breast fulvous mottled with brown ; middle of chin, throat, abdomen, and under tail-coverts white. The young resemble the female.
Hab. Eastern Siberia in summer, wintering in Burma, Tenasserim, China, Mongolia, and as far south as Borneo.
Frequents dense bush-growth and vegetation through which it creeps like a mouse. Its song is sweet and melodious and is uttered from a bush, low tree, or from the ground. Its nest is placed on the ground, well concealed, and its eggs, 5 or 6 in number, are deposited in June and are uniform blue, unspotted, and in size vary from 19.0 by 13.7 to 18.2 by 15.0 millimetres. In India it is replaced by a nearly allied species. Larvivora brunnea Hodgs.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
105. Larvivora cyane
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
105
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
70
Common name: 
Siberian Bluechat
M_ID: 
28124
M_CN: 
Siberian Blue Robin
M_SN: 
Larvivora cyane
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10794

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