97. Erithacus komadori

97. TEMMINCK’S REDBREAST.
ERITHACUS KOMADORI.
Erithacus komadori (Temm.), Pl. Col. No. 570 (1824) ; (Temm, and Schlegel), Faun. Jap. Aves. p. 55, pl. xxi. C ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 298.
Aka-hige, Jap.
Male ad. Upper parts orange chestnut ; lores, checks, throat, chin, breast and flanks margined with white ; rest of the under parts white ; under wing-coverts black margined with white ; axillaries white with dark centres ; bill and legs brown. Culmen 0.68, wing 2.9, tail 1.9, tarsus 1.02 inch. The female is less brilliant in colour, and the black portions of the plumage are replaced by creamy white margined with slate grey ; centre of abdomen and under tail-coverts white ; forehead russet brown.
Originally described from cage birds obtained in Japan, this Redbreast is supposed to have been brought thither from Corea but no collectors have obtained it there. It has, however, been obtained on Yaye-yama island in the southern group of the Loo-choo group, where it is probably indigenous. Nothing is as yet known of its general habits or nidification, and I have not been able to examine a specimen.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
97. Erithacus komadori
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
97
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
64
Common name: 
Temminck’s Redbreast
M_ID: 
28129
M_CN: 
Ryukyu Robin
M_SN: 
Larvivora komadori
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
11024

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