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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
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
CatNo: 
715
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
184
Common name: 
Robin Accentor
M_ID: 
30261
M_CN: 
Robin Accentor
M_SN: 
Prunella rubeculoides
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
976

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