82. Ruticilla erythronota

82. EVERSMANN’S REDSTART.
RUTICILLA ERYTHRONOTA.
Ruticilla erythronota (Eversm.), Add. Pall. Zoogr. Ross. As. fasc. ii. p. 11 (1841) ; Dresser, ix. p. 43, pl. 643 ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 348 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 331 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 94 ; R. rufigularis, Moore, P.Z.S. 1854, p. 27, pl. lix.
Male ad. (Afghanistan). Crown and nape slate-grey ; frontal line lores, sides of neck, head, and ear-coverts black ; wings blackish externally margined with grey, and with a broad band and a. small patch white ; back, rump, tail, chin, throat, and under parts chestnut red, the middle tail-feathers blackish brown ; middle of abdomen whitish. Culmen 0.55, wing 3.5, tail 2.95, tarsus 0.95 inch. The female has the upper parts greyish brown, the upper tail-coverts and tail as in the male ; less white on the wings ; under parts greyish brown, the middle of abdomen and under tail-coverts whitish. In winter the male has the plumage obscured by buffy white or buffy brown margins to the feathers.
Hab. Asia from the Ural and Transcaspia to Lake Baikal and South-west Mongolia, south to Bushire ; winters in Turkestan, Afghanistan, and Kashmir west to Asia Minor. Frequents wooded and bush-covered localities, and differs but little from its allies in general habits. Breeds in Eastern Siberia, but I do not find any published description of its nest or eggs.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
82. Ruticilla erythronota
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
82
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
53
Common name: 
Eversmann’s Redstart
M_ID: 
28323
M_CN: 
Eversmann's Redstart
M_SN: 
Phoenicurus erythronotus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10240

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