149. Phylloscopus magnirostris

149. LARGE-BILLED WILLOW-WARBLER.
PHYLLOSCOPUS MAGNIROSTRIS.
Phylloscopus magnirostris, Blyth, J.A.S. Beng. xii. p. 966 (1843) ; Legge, B. of Ceylon, p. 553 ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 47 ; Pleske, Prjevalsky’s Reisen, Vogel, ii. p. 110 ; (Oates), F. Brit. Ind. Birds, i. p. 415.
ad. (Kashmir). Upper parts olive-green, head darker ; under parts pale yellow washed with grey on the breast and flanks ; a well defined eye-streak and two bars on the wings yellowish white ; axillaries and under wing-coverts greyish yellow ; hill horn-brown ; legs flesh colour ; iris earth-brown. Culmen 0.55, wing 2.7, tail 2.2, tarsus 0.75 inch ; 1st primary large 0.7 long, the 2nd intermediate between the 7th and 8th.
Hab. The Himalayas and as far east as Kan-su, wintering in India as far south as Ceylon and the Andaman islands, and east to Shillong ; occurs though rarely, in Burma.
It frequents wooded cliffs or steep rocky banks above water, and is shy and unobtrusive. Its song is said to be shrill, peculiarly melancholy hut of singular sweetness, and above a roaring torrent it appears in its element and sings most vigorously. It is known to breed in Kashmir, but its nest and eggs are unknown.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
149. Phylloscopus magnirostris
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
149
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
103
Common name: 
Large Billed Willow Warbler
M_ID: 
23039
M_CN: 
Large-billed Leaf Warbler
M_SN: 
Phylloscopus magnirostris
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10476

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