269. Lophophanes dichroides

269. Mongolian Crested Titmouse.
LOPHOPHANES DICHROIDES.
Lophophanes dichroides, Prjevalsky, Mongol i Strana Tangut, ii. p. 54. (1877) ; Pleske, Prjevalsky’s Reisen, ii. p. 166, Taf. ix. fig. 2.
Male ad. (Kan-su). Crown and crest mouse-grey, the forehead whitish ; rest of the upper parts hair-brown, the rump rather yellower ; wings and tail brownish grey with paler margins ; a half collar round the hind neck pale isabelline ; under parts pale isabelline, the throat and breast rather whiter ; flanks tinged with pale reddish buff ; bill blackish ; legs slate- grey ; iris brick-red. Culmen 0.45, wing 2.8, tail 2.1, tarsus 0.85 inch. Female similar but a trifle duller in colour ; the young bird has the upper parts darker, and the under parts more uniformly coloured.
Hab. The province of Kansu in Mongolia, the S. Tetung Mountains, and Moupin.
Nothing appears on record respecting the habits of this species, which in Mongolia is found in the conifer woods in the lower mountain zone. It probably does not differ from L. dichrous (Hodgs.), of which it is an eastern form differing in having the upper parts browner and the under parts paler.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
269. Lophophanes dichroides
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
269
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
182
Common name: 
Mongolian Crested Titmouse
M_ID: 
21102
M_SN: 
Lophophanes dichrous dichroides
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10550

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