213. Accentor himalayanus

213. HIMALAYAN ACCENTOR.
ACCENTOR HIMALAYANUS.
Accentor himalayanus, Blyth, J. As. Soc. Beng. xi. p. 187 (1842) ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 168 ; A. altaicus, Brandt, Bull Soc. St. Petersb. i. p. 365 (1843) ; Gould, B. of Asia. iv. pl. 49 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. vii. p. 660.
Ad. (Altai). Somewhat resembles A. collaris, but has the upper parts browner in tinge of colour ; the back and scapulars are black, margined with rufous ; upper tail-coverts and tail dark brown, margined with rufous ; middle of chin and throat white, the sides banded with white, the feathers on the lower part tipped with black forming a small collar ; feathers of the rest of under parts rusty red, margined with white, the middle of the abdomen nearly pure white ; bill black, fleshy at the base ; legs fleshy brown ; iris red. Culmen 0.48, wing 3.7, tail 2.4, tarsus 0.85 inch. Sexes alike. The young bird has less black on the Lack and the rufous is duller ; the throat is dull while spotted with grey ; the breast dull yellowish buff striped with brown, and the rest of the under parts are dull isabelline, the under tail-coverts brown in the middle.
Hab. The Altai range, eastern Siberia, Turkestan, the Baikal mountains, and the Himalayas from Chamba and Gilgit to Sikhim ; resident almost throughout its range descending to lower altitudes for the winter.
In general habits it agrees closely with Accentor collaris, and like that species frequents wild rocky localities in the mountains. Its nest and eggs are, so far as I know, not known but probably resemble those of A. collaris.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
213. Accentor himalayanus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
213
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
150
Common name: 
Himalayan Accentor
M_ID: 
30260
M_CN: 
Altai Accentor
M_SN: 
Prunella himalayana
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10347

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