78. Ruticilla semirufa

78. Subsp. Ruticilla semirufa.
Ruticilla semirufa (Ehr.), Symb. Phys. Aves. fol. b b (1829) ; Seebohm Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 344.
The present sub-species is barely separable from R. rufiventris, of which it is merely a western form differing in being a trifle smaller in size and in having the under wing-coverts marked with black. Culmen in male 0.52 to 0.6, wing 2.9 to 3.1, tail 1.8 to 2.2, tarsus 0.9 to 0.91 inch.
Hab, Palestine and Syria, and has been obtained in Egypt It nests in the Lebanon and the nest is placed in a cleft in the rocks. The eggs resemble those of R phoenicurus, but are of a more delicate and paler blue.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
78. Ruticilla semirufa
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
78
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
51
M_ID: 
28328
M_SN: 
Phoenicurus ochruros semirufus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10878

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