184. Lusciniola major

184. LARGE BILLED BUSH-WARBLER.
LUSCINIOLA MAJOR.
Lusciniola major, (Brooks), J.A.S. Beng. xli. p. 77 (1872) ; (Oates), F. Brit. Ind. Birds, i. p. 362 ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 124 ; Pleske, Prjevalsky’s Reiser., ii. p. 123, Taf. i. fig. 5.
Chighchi, Turki.
Male ad. (Gilgit). Upper parts dull light olivaceous brown washed with fulvous ; wings and tail brown with margins like the back ; supercilium buffy white, indistinct ; chin and throat white spotted with brown ; centre of abdomen white, the rest of the underparts ochraceous brown ; under wing-coverts and axillaries buffy white ; beak blackish ; legs yellowish
fleshy ; iris brown. Culmen 0.65, wing 2.28, tail 2.6, tarsus 0.9 inch ; first quill 0.25 longer than the coverts, second equal to the 10th, fifth longest.
Hab. Kashmir, and Mongolia where Prjevalsky obtained it in the Russki mountains at an elevation of 7,500 feet.
Frequents cultivated fields and grassy localities near ditches. Its song resembles the sound made by a spinning-wheel and is generally uttered from the grass, less often when the bird is on a bush. It is shy and difficult to flush as it creeps about and hides in the dense herbage with ease. 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: 
184. Lusciniola major
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
184
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
129
Common name: 
Large Billed Bush Warbler
M_ID: 
23330
M_CN: 
Long-billed Bush Warbler
M_SN: 
Locustella major
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10474

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