54. Parus major planorum

(54) Parus major planorum.
THE PUNJAB GREY-TIT.

Parus major planorum Hartert, Nov. Zool., 1905, p. 499 (S. Punjab).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. This bird is a small replica of the Kashmir Grey-Tit, much the same size as cinereus but decidedly paler.

Colours of soft parts as in cinereus.

Measurements. Wing 63 to 70 mm.; tail 52 to 63 mm.

Distribution. Plains of N.W. India and Punjab.

Nidification. Nothing recorded. Eggs of a clutch sent me, and said to have been taken at Lahore, average about 17.5 x 13.4 mm.

Habits as usual, but according to Hartert this is purely a plains form though there is very little material available for study in the shape of breeding specimens.

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.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
54. Parus major planorum
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
54
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
77
Common name: 
Punjab Grey Tit
M_ID: 
21277
M_SN: 
Parus cinereus planorum
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2440

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