131. Lophobasileus elegans

131. Prjevalsky’S CRESTED WARBLER.
LOPHOBASILEUS ELEGANS.
Lophobasileus elegans Prjevalsky, Nov. vid. Ptitz. Centr. As. Zap. Imp. Akad. Na. Vol. iv. p. 77 (1887) ; Pleske, Prjevalsky's Reisen, Vogel, ii. p. 97, Taf. vi. figs. 1, 2.
Male ad. (Chuanche). Crown and a long crest white, on the centre of the crown washed with lilac grey ; sides of neck and head to above the eye, nape and forepart of back rich chesnut ; rest of the back, rump and upper tail-coverts rich verditer blue ; wings and tail blackish brown, externally margined with blue ; under parts warm buff, the throat and flanks washed with pale chesnut ; bill dark brown ; legs pale brown ; iris red. Culmen 0.95, wing 2.1, tail 1.8, tarsus 0.8 inch ; first primary long, 0.6 shorter than the second which is about equal to the secondaries, fifth and sixth longest. The female has the crown grey bordered by blackish grey, the back warm fulvous, the rump dull blue, sides of the head, the throat and abdomen white, and the flanks warm reddish buff.
Hab. The mountain ranges of the upper Chuanche, south of the Koh-nor.
Inhabits exclusively the conifer woods in the mountains at an altitude of 7,500 to 11,000 feet, and associates with Golden-crested Wrens and Poecile affinis. Its usual note is low, but it also utters a shrill note like the call note of a Wren. Its nest and eggs are as yet unknown.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
131. Lophobasileus elegans
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
131
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
91
Common name: 
Prjevalsky’s Crested Warbler
M_ID: 
22920
M_CN: 
Crested Tit-warbler
M_SN: 
Leptopoecile elegans
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10660

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