146. Phylloscopus viridanus

146. Greenish Willow-Warbler.
PHYLLOSCOPUS VIRIDANUS.
Phylloscopus viridanus, Blyth, J.A.S. Beng. xii. p. 967 (1843) : Hume and Henders, Lahore to Yarkand, p. 220, pl. xix ; Pleske, Orn. Ross. p. 176, Taf. ii. fig. 3 ; Dresser, ix. p. 87, pl. 651 fig. 1 ; Seebohm, Oat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 44 ; (Oates), F. Brit. Ind. Birds, i. p. 414 ; Lilford, iii. p. 66, pl. 33 ; P. middendorffii, Meves, Ofv. K. Vet. Ak. Forh 1871, p. 758, Taf. xv. fig. 1.
ad. (India). Differs from P. nitidus in being darker and more olivaceous on the upper parts, the eye-streak is buffy yellow, the wing is crossed by a single dull white baud and the under parts are white washed with pale greenish buff. In the autumn the upper parts are greener and the under parts more yellow. Culmen 0.5, wing 2.35, tail 1.75, tarsus 0.75 inch ; 2nd primary intermediate between the 7th and 8th, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th longest.
Hab. The Ural, the Altai, the Himalayas, Turkestan, Yarkand, and Gilgit, wintering in India as far east as Calcutta, and as far south as Ceylon ; has been obtained thrice as far west as Heligoland and once in England.
In its habits it resembles P. nitidus but is often seen amongst bushes. Its call note is a short psi, psi, and its song is said to be a very loud and strong trill. Its nest is domed and is placed on the ground, but its eggs are unknown.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
146. Phylloscopus viridanus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
146
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
101
Common name: 
Greenish Willow Warbler
M_ID: 
23032
M_SN: 
Phylloscopus trochiloides viridanus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10302

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