406. Phylloscopus tytleri

406. Phylloscopus tytleri.

Tytler's Willow-Warbler.

Phylloscopus tytleri, Brooks, Ibis, 1872, p. 23; id. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 79 (1872) ; Hume, N. & F. p. 362; id. S. F. iii, pp. 243 note, 279; id. Cat. no. 560 bis; Davison, S. F. x, p. 394; Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 66 ; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 258.

Coloration. Upper plumage and the margins of the wings and tail green; lores and a band behind the eye blackish; a supercilium from the nostrils to the nape pale yellow; lower plumage dull yellow tinged with grey; under wing-coverts and axillaries pure sulphur-yellow.

Upper mandible dark brown, lower paler brown, yellowish along the edges; iris dark brown; legs and feet dark brownish green : claws darker ; soles yellowish green (Davison).

Length about 5 ; tail 1.8; wing 2.4; tarsus .7 ; bill from gape .55 ; the second primary is between the seventh and eighth, or equal to the eighth, sometimes slightly exceeding it.

Distribution. Summers in the higher elevations of the Himalayas from Kashmir to Kumaun. Winters in the lower portions of the same mountains, and also descends into the peninsula. Specimens have been obtained at Etawah, Khandala, Sawant Wari, and Ootacamund.

Habits, &c. The nest of this species was found in Kashmir in June by the late Capt. Cock. It was built at the end of a pine bough, about 40 feet from the ground, was constructed of grass-fibres and lichens, and lined with hair and feathers. It was a solid deep cup, and contained four white eggs, which measured about .58 by .48.

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: 
406. Phylloscopus tytleri
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Tytlers Willow Warbler
Tytler's Leaf Warbler
Phylloscopus tytleri
Vol. 1

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