28. Monticola solitarius

28. Solitary Thrush.
MONTICOLA SOLITARIUS
Monticola solitarius (P. L. S. Muller), Syst. Nat. Suppl, p. 145 (1776) ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 161 ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 319 ; Tacz. F. O.-Sib. O. p. 321 ; M. manillensis (Gmel.), Syst. Nat. i. p. 833 (1788) ; (Temm, and Schleg.), Faun. Jap. Aves. p. 6.
Iso-hio-dori, Jap.
Male ad. (Japan). Differs from M. cyanus, in having the upper parts rather bluer, and all the under parts from the lower breast rich chestnut- red ; beak and legs black ; iris brown. Culmen 1.0, wing 4.8, tail, 3.3, tarsus 1.1 inch. The female has the under parts pale whitey brown, washed with buffy brown, and barred with dark brown.
Hab. South-east Siberia, Japan, Corea, North-East China and Formosa, wintering in S. E. China, and the islands of the Malay archipelago.
Frequents similar localities to M. cyanus and resembles that species in general habits and nidification ; its eggs are also similar but as a ride rather larger. It is said to be very shy and wary, and its song is described as being varied, melodious, and of a very high order.
CINCLUS, Beehst. 1802.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
28. Monticola solitarius
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
28
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
23
Common name: 
Solitary Thrush
M_ID: 
28365
M_CN: 
Blue Rock Thrush
M_SN: 
Monticola solitarius
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10834

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