245. Parus baicalensis

245. SUBSP. PARUS BAICALENSIS.
Parus baicalensis, Swinhoe, Ann. and Mag. N. II. 1871, p. 257 ; Parus kamtschatkensis (nec. Bp.), Dresser, iii. p. 119, pl. 110, Gadow, Cat. B. Br. Mus. viii. p. 51 ; P. macrura, Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 436.
Ad. (Siberia). Differs from P. borealis in having the black cap extended down to the back, the back paler and greyer, the sides of the head below the cap and a broad band bordering the cap pure white ; secondaries margined with greyish white ; tail rather longer than in P. borealis. Culmen 0.43, wing 2.52, tail 2.6, tarsus 0.68 inch.
Hab. Siberia, ranging west to the Petchora river. In general habits it does not differ from P borealis, but its nest is said to resemble that of P. palustris. It nests in holes of trees, and either makes use of a suitable hole or bores one for itself. It breeds in May, and its eggs do not differ from those of its congeners.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
245. Parus baicalensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
245
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
169
M_ID: 
21166
M_SN: 
Poecile montanus baicalensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10895

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