45. Lophophanes aemodius

45. Lophophanes aemodius.

The Himalayan Cole-Tit

Parus aemodius, Hodgs., Blyth, J. A. S. B. xiii, p. 943 (1841) ; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 270; Gadow, Cat. B. M. viii, p. 41. Lophophanes aemodius (Hodgs.), Blanf. J, A. S. B. xli, pt. ii. p. 57 ; Hume, Cat. no. 042. Lophophanes humii, Brooks, J. A. S. B. xlii, p. 57 (1873).

Coloration. Forehead, crown, crest, lores, sides of the head and nape, chin, throat, and sides of the neck black; cheeks, ear-coverts, and a nape-patch white; upper plumage and exposed parts of wings and tail bluish ashy; the rump tinged with ferruginous, the median and greater coverts tipped With white, forming two wing-bars, The tertiaries and later secondaries minutely tipped with white ; lower plumage, axillaries, and under wing-coverts ferruginous.

Iris dark brown; legs leaden-grey ; bill black (Blanford).

Length about 4.2; tail 1.7; wing 2.4; tarsus .65; bill from gape .4.

Distribution. Sikhim and Nepal, from which latter State there are some of Hodgson's specimens in the British Museum. It is apparently found at high elevations only.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
45. Lophophanes aemodius
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
45
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
58
Common name: 
Himalayan Cole Tit
M_ID: 
21072
M_SN: 
Periparus ater aemodius
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
67

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