154. Phylloscopus occipitalis

154. LARGE-CROWNED WILLOW-WARBLER.
PHYLLOSCOPUS OCCIPITALIS.
Phylloscopus occipitalis (Jerdon) fide Blyth, J. A. Soc. Beng. xiv. p. 593 (1845) ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 50 ; Pleske Orn. Ross. ii. p. 196, pl. 11, figs. 6, 7 ; (Oates), F. Brit. Ind. Birds, i. p. 418.
Male ad. (Himalayas). Resembles P. coronatus, but has the under parts of one uniform tint of colour, and the second primary is intermediate between the seventh and eighth ; bill horn-brown ; legs pale brown ; iris brown. Gape 0.6, wing 2.6, tail 2.1, tarsus 0.7 inch. In the winter-plumage it is rather yellower.
Hab. The more elevated portions of the Himalayas, breeding in Kashmir and Turkestan, wintering from the foot of the Himalayas to about the latitude of Belgaum and Nellore, and from Sind to the longitude of Calcutta, and sparingly up the valley of Assam and in North Cachar.
It breeds from May to July and places its nest in holes, amongst the roots of trees, in hollow tree-stumps or amongst stones. The nest is loosely constructed of green moss and small dead leaves, lined with fine grass, wool, hair, and feathers, and is not domed. The eggs, from 4 to 5 in number, are pure white and average in size 0.65 by 0.50. The nest is easy to find as the birds are very noisy and demonstrative when anyone approaches it.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
154. Phylloscopus occipitalis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
154
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
106
Common name: 
Large Crowned Willow Warbler
M_ID: 
23041
M_CN: 
Western Crowned Warbler
M_SN: 
Phylloscopus occipitalis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10477

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