304. Motacilla citreoloides

304. HODGSON’S YELLOW-HEADED WAGTAIL.
MOTACILLA CITREOLOIDES.
Motacilla citreoloides, (Hodgs.) in Gray’s Zool. Misc. p. 83 (1844) ; Gould, B. of Asia, iv. pl. 64 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x, p. 507 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 299 ; Budytes calcaratus, Hodgs, tide Blyth, Ibis. 1865, p. 49.
Pani-ka-pilkya, Hindu.
Male ad. (Turkestan). Differs from M. citreola in having in summer the back, scapulars, rump, and upper tail-coverts deep black ; in the winter it resembles M. citreola more closely, but has the upper parts darker and intermixed with black. The young resemble those of M. citreola so closely that I cannot see how they can always be distinguished.
Hab. The Altai mountains, Turkestan, Afghanistan, Kashmir, wintering on the southern slopes of the Himalayas and the plains of India, ranging east from Assam down to northern Tenasserim and Pegu.
In habits it would appear not to differ from M. citreola. It has been found breeding in Kashmir in May, the nest being placed in a depression in soft earth beneath a rock, and the eggs, 4 in number, are pale grey marked with greyish brown and greyish neutral tint, and measure about 0.95 by 0.70.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
304. Motacilla citreoloides
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
304
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
204
Common name: 
Hodgson’s Yellow Headed Wagtail
M_ID: 
30313
M_CN: 
Citrine Wagtail
M_SN: 
Motacilla citreola
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10371

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith