1085. Acanthis flavlrostris toreyirostris

(1085) Acanthis flavirostris brevirostris (Moore).
THE EASTERN TWITE.
Acanthis flavirostris brevirostris, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iii, p. 156.
This race of Twite extends to Chitral and Gilgit from the Caucasus and Asia Minor, and again through Persia to Manchuria.
The only record of its breeding within our limits is that of Fulton (Journ. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. vol. xvi, p. 53, 1905), who says that in Chitral this bird is “fairly common on the high grazing grounds at 10,000 to 14,000 feet in July and August. I ohtained a nest at 13,000 feet.
“It was built in a worm-wood plant at a height of some six inches off the ground. The nest was well made and was constructed of dried flower-stems of a small yellow-flowered vetch, lined with the seed-down of a stunted willow.
“The eggs were six in number, averaging .75" x .5", of pale greenish colour, with a few small scattered spots, blotches, and lines of reddish brown, more numerous at the thicker end.
“I left the nest until next morning, when I took the bird, nest, and eggs.”

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1085. Acanthis flavlrostris toreyirostris
Spp Author: 
Moore.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1085
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
64
Common name: 
Eastern Twite
M_ID: 
30962
M_SN: 
Linaria flavirostris brevirostris
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14180

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