185. Lusciniola taczanowskia

185. Taczanowski’s Warbler.
LUSCINIOLA TACZANOWSKIA.
Lusciniolia taczanowskia, (Swinhoe), P.Z.S. 1871, p. 355 ; L. intermedia, (Oates), Str. Feath. ix. p. 220 (1880) ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. pl. vi. fig. 2 (hind figure) ; (Pleske), Orn. Hops. ii. p. 421, Taf. iii. tig. 5 ; (Oates), F. Brit. Ind. Birds, i. p. 363 ; L. luteiventris, (David and Oust.) Ois. Chine, p. 239 (1877).
Male ad. (Burma). Upper parts and tail russet brown, the latter with lighter tips : wings plain brown, externally margined with russet brown ; supercilium indistinct dull white ; lores tinged with brown ; ear-coverts hair-brown with paler shafts ; cheeks white, the feathers generally tipped with brown ; under parts white the breast flanks and under tail-coverts tinged with buff, the last with broad white tips ; axillaries and under wing-coverts pale buffy white ; bill dark brown ; the base of lower mandible whitish ; legs whity flesh ; iris hazel. Culmen 0.55, wing 2.2, tail 2.4, tarsus 0.8 inch ; first primary about one-third as long as the second which is intermediate between the 8th and 9th, third and fifth equal, the 4th rather longer. The young have the cheeks and underparts washed with deep yellowish buff, and the feathers on the throat tipped with dusky brown.
Hab. Eastern Siberia from the Transbaikal to the Ussuri, wintering in Burma.
Frequents paddy-fields and grassland where there are bushes, and is somewhat shy, skulking amongst the dense herbage. Its nest, which is placed in a bunch of grass near the ground, is tolerably well constructed of dry grasses, lined with similar but finer materials, and the eggs 4 or 5 in number resemble those of the Grasshopper-Warbler but are smaller.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
185. Lusciniola taczanowskia
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
185
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
130
Common name: 
Taczanowski’s Warbler
M_ID: 
23333
M_CN: 
Chinese Bush Warbler
M_SN: 
Locustella tacsanowskia
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
11018

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