236. Parus bokharensis

236. SUBSP. PARUS BOKHARENSIS.
Parus bokharensis, Licht, in Eversm. Reise n. Buchara, p. 131 (1823) ; Gadow, Cat. B. Br. Mus. viii. p. 16 ; Dresser, ix. p. 119, pl. 656, fig. 2.
Male ad. (Dzungaria), Differs from P. cinereus in being larger, the upper parts much paler and the sides of the neck are white, not black ; beak black ; legs plumbeous ; iris dark brown. Culmen 0.55, wing 3.0, tail 3.35, tarsus 0.85 inch. Female similar but a trilie smaller.
Hab. Resident in Transcaspia, Afghanistan, and Turkestan.
Frequents woods and groves, usually near water, both in the plains and mountains, and in general habits resembles Parus major, but its note is louder. It breeds in April in the holes of trees, frequently in the old nest-holes of woodpeckers. The nest is composed of fine tamarisk twigs and the wool of various animals, or of rotten wood and feathers, and the eggs resemble those of P. major.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
236. Parus bokharensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
236
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
163
M_ID: 
21259
M_SN: 
Parus major bokharensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10891

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