252. Parus obtectus

252. SUBSP. PARUS OBTECTUS.
Parus obtectus. Cabanis, J. f. O. 1871, p. 237 ; Gadow, Cat. B. Br. Mus. viii. p 35 ; Turner, Nat. Hist. Alaska, p. 182, pl. x. ; P. grisescens, Sharpe and Dresser, B. of E. iii. p. 129 (1871).
Ad. (E. Siberia). Differs from P. cinctus in having the crown and upper- parts paler and greyer, the back with scarcely any trace of rufous ; under parts white, the flanks faintly washed with warm buff. Culmen 0.48, wing 2.75, tail 2.77, tarsus 0.62 inch.
Hab. Siberia, ranging west as far as the valley of the Yenesei where it meets P. cinctus ; occasional in Alaska.
This eastern form of P. cinctus does not differ in habits from that species. Godlevski found it numerous on passage in October in the southern Baikal district, consorting with P. baicalensis, from which it was easily distinguishable by its harsh call-note. Judging from Turner’s plate the Alaskan bird has the flanks a little more rufescent than the Siberian bird.
It has been found breeding in Alaska, and its nest and eggs were taken, but no description of them appears to have been published.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
252. Parus obtectus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
252
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
173
M_ID: 
21202
M_SN: 
Poecile cinctus cinctus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10898

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith