429. Passer rutilans

429. RUSSET SPARROW.
PASSER RUTILANS.
Passer rutilans, Temm. Pl. Col. iii. pl. 488, fig. 2 (1835) ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 341 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 329 ; See¬bohm, B. Jap. Emp, p. 131, P. russatus, Temm, and Schlegel, Faun Jap. Aves, p. 90, pl. 50 (1850).
Male ad. (Japan). Upper parts deep chestnut or fox-red, slightly striped with black on the upper back and scapulars ; wings and tail blackish, the latter margined with warm isabelline ; wing-coverts tipped with white ; under parts pale ashy brown, becoming nearly white on the lower abdo-men ; chin and centre of the throat black ; sides of the throat and cheeks white ; bill black ; legs reddish grey ; iris chestnut-brown. Culmen 0.5, wing 2.82, tail 2.0, tarsus 0.65 inch. It closely resembles P. cinnamomeus, differing only in the absence of yellow on the under parts, and has less white on the wing-coverts. The female lacks the black throat ; upper parts brownish grey, more striped on the back ; supercilium dull white ; throat dull greyish white ; rest of the under parts similar, but rather darker on the breast and flanks.
Hab. Japan, North China, and Formosa.
In habits and nidification it is said to resemble P. domesticus.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
429. Passer rutilans
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
429
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
293
Common name: 
Russet Sparrow
M_ID: 
29373
M_CN: 
Russet Sparrow
M_SN: 
Passer rutilans
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10744

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