1033. Uroloncha punctulata topela

(1033) Uroloncha punctulata topela.

The Chinese Spotted Munia.

Munia topela Swinh., Ibis, 1863, p. 380 (Amoy). Uroloncha punctulata. Blanf. & Oates, ii, p. 189 (part).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Very close to U. p. subundulata but generally much browner, less chocolate above; the barring on the rump is obsolete or ill-defined and these parts are tinged with olive-grey ; upper tail-coverts glistening straw-yellow ; barring below dusky brown rather than chocolate.

Colours of soft parts as in other races.

Measurements. Wing 53 to 56 mm.

Distribution. South China, Formosa, Hainan, Yunnan and Shan States. Birds from N.B. Burma have the dull brown Upper plumage of topela but the chocolate-brown bands to the underparts as in subundulata and are nearer the latter form. Individual variation is great in all these races.

Nidification and Habits. Little recorded but similar to those of the other races,

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
1033. Uroloncha punctulata topela
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1033
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
92
Common name: 
Chinese Spotted Munia
M_ID: 
30128
M_SN: 
Lonchura punctulata topela
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
3794

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