715. Tharrhaleus rubeculoides

715. Tharrhaleus rubeculoides.

The Robin Accentor.

Accentor rubeculoides, Hodgs., Moore, P. Z. S. 1854, p. 118; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 361; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 288; Stoliczka, J. A. S. B. xxxvii, pt. ii, p. 53; Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 64; Hume & Henders. Lah. to York. p. 234; Hume, Cat. no. 656; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 657.

Coloration. Forehead, crown, nape, and sides of head brown; back, scapulars, and rump reddish brown with broad black streaks ; upper tail-coverts nearly plain brown ; tail brown, edged paler ; lesser and median wing-coverts ashy, centred darker and tipped whitish; greater coverts dark brown, broadly edged with rufous and tipped whitish ; quills dark brown, edged with rufous ; chin, throat, and sides of neck ashy brown with the bases of the feathers darker, causing a mottled appearance ; breast deep ferruginous ; abdomen whitish or pale fulvous; sides of the body and under tail-coverts rufous streaked with brown.

Iris clear pale brown; bill black; legs reddish brown (Blanford).

Length about 6.5; tail 2.7; wing 3.2 ; tarsus .9 ; bill from gape .6.

Distribution. The Himalayas from Eastern Kashmir and Ladak to Sikhim. Blanford found this species above 14,000 feet, and I have seen specimens from Sikhim killed in June and October and in the adjoining parts of Tibet in February, March, and September : it breeds in Tibet, as Mandelli procured quite a young bird in September. Dr. Henderson met with this species at Sukti in July and at Tankse in October.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
715. Tharrhaleus rubeculoides
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Robin Accentor
Robin Accentor
Prunella rubeculoides
Vol. 2

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