145. Phylloscopus nitidus

145. Bright Green Willow-Warbler.
PHYLLOSCOPUS NITIDUS.
Phylloscopus nitidus, Blyth, J.A.S. Beng. xii. p. 965 (1843) ; Pleske, Orn. ROSS. ii. p 172, pl. ii. fig. 2 ; Dresser, ix, p. 83, pl. 651, fig. 2 ; (Oates), F. Brit. Ind. Birds, i. p. 413.
Male ad. (India). Crown and upper parts bright green ; under parts and superciliary stripe sulphur-yellow ; wing crossed by two distinct yellowish bands ; bill brown, flesh coloured at base of lower mandible ; legs plumbeous brown ; iris dark brown. Culmen 0.5, wing 2.4, tail 1.9, tarsus 0.7 inch ; 2nd primary shorter than than the 6th.
Hab. The Crimea, Transcaspia, the Caucasus, and the Himalayas, and has once occurred in Heligoland ; winters in India as far south as Ceylon.
In general habits it resembles the other species of Willow-Warblers, frequenting woods and groves, feeding on insects which it obtains amongst the foliage, and is lively in its movements and not shy. Its call-note resembles that of Motacilla flava, but I do not find any description of its song. It breeds in the Caucasus but its nest and eggs appear to be unknown.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
145. Phylloscopus nitidus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
145
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
101
Common name: 
Bright Green Willow Warbler
M_ID: 
23030
M_CN: 
Green Warbler
M_SN: 
Phylloscopus nitidus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10084

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