(61)Parus palustris korejewi,
THE TURKESTAN MARSH-TIT.
Parus communis korejewi Zarud. & Harms, Orn. Monatsb., x, p. 54 (1902) (Karatau, Turkestan).
Vernacular names. .None recorded.
Description. Head, nape and extreme upper back, chin and upper throat black; back grey, tinged with olive-rufous; next to black of head on nape pure white, fading into smoky fulvous on neck; below white tinged with fulvous on flanks and abdomen; wing-quills brown, with silver-grey edges; coverts broadly edged grey.
Measurements. Wing about 65 mm.; tail about 56.2 mm.; tarsus about 16 mm,; culmen about 10 mm.
Distribution. Turkestan, Afghanistan, Baluchistan. A rare straggler into extreme N.W. India.
Nidification. A clutch of eggs taken at Sarsen, Turkestan and given to me by Herr M. Kuschel are indistinguishable from those of the British Marsh-Tit. They average about 16.0 x 12.5 mm. and were taken on the 10th May, 1896.
Habits, Similar to those of other races of the Marsh-Tit.