191. Locustella fasciolata

191. GRAY’S GRASSHOPPER-WARBLER.
LOCUSTELLA FASCIOLATA.
Locustella fasciolata (Gray), P.Z.S. 1860, p. 349 ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 109, pl. v. ; Pleske. Orn. Ross. ii. p. 564 ; A. insularis, Wallace, Ibis. 1862, p. 350.
Male ad. (China). Upper parts wings and tail russet brown, crown and nape tinged with olivaceous, rump and upper tail-coverts more rufescent ; outer web of second primary pale brownish ; supercilium pale ashy and rather indistinct ; under parts pale ash-grey, the centre of the abdomen nearly white ; flanks washed with olive-brown, and under tail-coverts pale brownish ochraceous ; bill dark brown, under mandible ochraceous at the base ; legs brownish flesh-coloured ; iris nut-brown. Culmen 0.78, wing 3.1, tail 2.95, tarsus 1.1 inch ; first quill very small, shorter than the coverts, second about equal to the fourth, third longest. The young bird has the upper parts more olivaceous, and the under parts are maize yellowish in tinge.
Hab. Eastern Siberia from the. Yenesei to the Ussuri ; Saghalien, Northern Japan ; occurs on passage in China and winters in the Malay archipelago.
Frequents places covered with high grass and bushes, and is shy and most difficult to flush, as it will not rise until almost trodden on and at once seeks refuge in the dense herbage, creeping through it on or close to the ground. Its song is loud, reminding one of a mazurka, and resembles the syllables touti-routi, touti-routi, and is uttered when the bird is on the ground. It sings chiefly at night, and but seldom during the day. It breeds in eastern Siberia but 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: 
191. Locustella fasciolata
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
191
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
135
Common name: 
Gray’s Grasshopper Warbler
M_ID: 
23340
M_CN: 
Lanceolated Warbler
M_SN: 
Locustella lanceolata
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10279

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