144. Phylloscopus xanthodryas

144. Swinhoe’s Willow-Warbler.
PHYLLOSCOPUS XANTHODRYAS.
Phylloscopus xanthodryas, Swinh, P.Z.S. p. 296, 1863 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 268 ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 42 ; Acanthopneuste lugubris, (Blyth), Pleske, Prjevalsky’s Reisen. Vogel, ii. p. 111.
Male ad. Upper parts olivaceous, yellower on the tump ; under parts greenish yellow, greyer on the breast and flanks ; superciliary stripe well defined ; upper wing-bar obscure and lower bar well delined, axillaries and under wing-coverts pale yellow ; bill, legs, and iris brown. Culmen 0.54, wing 2.8, tail 2.0, tarsus 0.8 inch ; 1st primary 0.55 long, 2nd intermediate between the 5th and 6th, 3rd and 4th longest.
Hab. Kansu and the Upper Chuanche in Mongolia, and Japan ; winters in Borneo. Abbe David says that it breeds at Moupin in May but its nest and eggs are not known.
In its habits it is wild and shy and keeps itself well concealed amongst the foliage. Its song is peculiar, consisting of three clear notes mi-re-do, uttered softly. In the pairing season the males are extremely quarrelsome.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
144. Phylloscopus xanthodryas
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
144
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
100
Common name: 
Swinhoe’s Willow Warbler
M_ID: 
23025
M_CN: 
Arctic Warbler
M_SN: 
Phylloscopus borealis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
11013

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