266. Lophophanes urfinuchalis

266. Himalayan crested Titmouse.
LOPHOPHANES URFINUCHALIS.
Lophophanes rufinuchalis, (Blyth), J. A. S. Beng, xviii. p. 810 (1849) ; (Gadow), Cat. B. Br. Mus. viii. p. 29 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, i. p. 58 ; (Gould), B. of Asia, ii. pl. 60.
Ad. (Himalayas). Crown, hind neck, throat and breast glossy black, the crown with a long recurved crest ; sides of the head below the eye, sides of neck, and nuchal patch white ; upper parts bluish grey with a buff tinge ; wings and tail dark ashy grey margined with bluish grey, secondaries and wing-coverts unspotted ; under parts below the breast clear bluish grey ; the sides of the breast, axillaries, and under wing- and tail-coverts rusty red ; bill blackish ; legs plumbeous ; iris brown. Culmen 0.5, wing 2.9, tail 2.28, tarsus 0.8 inch. Sexes alike
Hab. Samarcand, Afghanistan, Turkestan, and Himalayas.
It inhabits the mountains from 7,000 to 12,000 feet altitude in summer, descending to 5,000 feet in winter. It breeds in the pine forests of Gilgit, and its nest has been found under a large stone, but its eggs are undescribed.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
266. Lophophanes urfinuchalis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
266
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
181
Common name: 
Himalayan Crested Titmouse
M_ID: 
21046
M_CN: 
Rufous-naped Tit
M_SN: 
Periparus rufonuchalis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10348

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