310. Motacilla taivana

310. EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL.
MOTACILLA TAIVANA.
Motacilla taivana, (Swinhoe), P.Z.S, 1863, p. 334 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 514 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 385.
Male ad. (China). Upper parts including the crown greenish olivaceous ; supercilium yellow ; lores black ; ear-coverts blackish olivaceous ; under parts with throat and cheeks rich yellow, the sides of the breast and flanks olive-green, and the neck with dusky greenish spots ; bill and legs black ; iris dark brown. Culmen 0.55, wing 3.5, tail 2.9, tarsus 1.0 inch.
Hab. Eastern Siberia, Dauria, the Kurile Islands, China, and Formosa, wintering in the Malay peninsula.
In habits it is said to resemble M. raii, and, like that species, is usually seen near water. It breeds in the island of Saghalien, where it is common ; but so far as I know there are no particulars published relative to its nidification.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
310. Motacilla taivana
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
310
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
208
Common name: 
Eastern Yellow Wagtail
M_ID: 
30312
M_SN: 
Motacilla tschutschensis taivana
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10226

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