460. Linota brevirostris

460. SUBSP. LINOTA BREVIROSTRIS.
Linota brevirostris, Bp. Comp. List. p. 34 (1838) ; Hume, and Henders. Lah. to Yark. p. 260, pl. 20 ; Dresser, iv. p. 65, pl. 192 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 229 ; (Sharpe), Cat. B Br. Mus. xii. p. 238.
Gornuei rapoloff, Russ.
Male ad. (Erzeroum). Differs from L. flavirostris in being much paler, the feathers on the upper parts margined with pale brownish buff or buffy white ; under wing-coverts white. Culmen 0.33, wing 3.15, tail 2.7, tarsus 0.7 inch.
Hab. Asia Minor to Persia, Turkestan. Mongolia, Tibet, and Manchuria.
In habits it is said not to differ from L. flavirostris. I received the nest and four eggs from Erzeroum together with the parent bird. The nest is constructed of line bents, wool, and plant-down, neatly lined with plant-down and wool together with one or two feathers. The eggs resemble those of L. flavirostris, but are a trifle paler and the markings are fewer and smaller. In size they average about 0.61 by 0.48.
Junco hiemalis (Linn.), a widely distributed American species has been recorded from North East Siberia, a specimen having been obtained on the Vega expedition.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
460. Linota brevirostris
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
460
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
314
M_ID: 
30962
M_SN: 
Linaria flavirostris brevirostris
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10936

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