415. Phylloscopus proregulus

415. Phylloscopus proregulus.

Pallas's Willow-Warbler.

Motacilla proregulus, Pall. Zoogr. Rosso-Asiat. i, p. 499 (1811). Abrornis chloronopus, Hodgs, in Gray's Zool. Misc. p. 82 (1844). Reguloides chloronotus (Hodgs.), Blyth, Cat. p. 184; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 343 ; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 197. Reguloides proregulus (Pall.), Hume, N. & E. p. 368 ; id. & Henders. Lahore to Yarkand, p. 220; Hume Dav. S. F. vi, p. 358; Hume, Cat. no. 566; Sadly, S. F. viii, p. 309; Brooks, S. F. viii, p. 392 ; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 222. Phylloscopus proregulus (Pall.), Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 71; Oaks, B. B. i, p. 89; id. in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 260.
The Yellow-rumped Warbler, Jerd.

Coloration. A broad well-defined coronal streak and a supercilium extending to the nape pale yellow ; the head dark olive-brown ; upper plumage olive-brown, lighter than the head; rump bright yellow; wings and wing-coverts brown, the outer webs all margined with greenish yellow, the median and greater coverts broadly tipped with pale yellow, forming two wing-bars ; tail olive-brown, edged with greenish yellow; sides of the head mingled brown and yellow ; lower plumage white, suffused with grey and yellow ; axillaries and under wing-coverts yellow. Before the seasonal moults the plumage becomes much faded.

Upper mandible black; the lower mandible dusky, yellowish at the base; irides dark brown; gape orange; feet dingy greenish brown ; claws dusky ; soles yellowish green (Scully).

Length 3.5; tail 1.4 ; wing 2 ; tarsus .7 ; bill from gape .42 ; the second primary is intermediate between the eighth and ninth ; the first primary is nearly .6 inch in Length.

Distribution. Throughout the Himalayas from Hazara and Kashmir to Bhutan. This Warbler also occurs, probably only as a winter visitor, in the Khasi and Naga hills, in Manipur, and in the Salween district of Tenasserim, among the pine-forests. It occasionally descends to such low levels as the Dehra Doon.

It extends to N. China and S.E. Siberia in the summer.

Habits, &c. This bird breeds commonly in the Himalayas, at considerable altitudes. It builds its nest in May or June, constructing a domed structure of moss and lichen, lined with feathers, low down on the bough of a pine. The eggs, five in number, are white spotted with red, and measure .54 by .44.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
415. Phylloscopus proregulus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Pallass Willow Warbler
Pallas's Leaf Warbler
Phylloscopus proregulus
Vol. 1

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