215. Accentor rubeculoides

215. REDBREASTED ACCENTOR.
ACCENTOR RUBECULOIDES.
Accentor rubeculoides, Moore, P. Z S. p. 118, 1854 (ex. Hodgs. MSS.) ; Gould, B. of Asia, iv. pl. 46 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. vii. p. 657 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind, Birds, ii. p. 169 ; Pleske, Prjevalsky’s Reisen, ii. p. 147.
Male ad. (Sikhim). Head and neck greyish brown ; back scapulars and rump reddish brown broadly streakod with black ; upper tail-coverts plain brown ; tail brown with paler margins ; quills brown with rufous margins, the inner secondaries and wing-coverts darker with broad rufous margins, the latter tipped with white ; chin and throat ashy brown with darker bases ; breast deep ferruginous ; abdomen whitish ; flanks and under tail- coverts pale rufous streaked with brown ; hill black ; legs reddish brown ; iris pale brown. Culmen 0.6, wing 3.25, tail 2.9, tarsus 0.9 inch. Sexes alike.
Hab. The Himalayas from Eastern Kashmir and Ladak to Sikhim, Tibet, and the Koko-nor and Tetung mountains in Mongolia, where it is resident.
It passes the summer in high altitudes descending to the valleys in the winter. Its song is said to resemble that of Ruticilla aurorea, but has a peculiar tone like the rustling of dry leaves. According to Prjevalsky it breeds in the mountains of Kan-su, on the upper Chuanche and on the Dy-tschu river but its nest and eggs are, so far as I know, as yet undescribed.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
215. Accentor rubeculoides
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
215
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
151
Common name: 
Red Breasted Accentor
M_ID: 
30261
M_CN: 
Robin Accentor
M_SN: 
Prunella rubeculoides
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10678

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