401. Cotile sinensis

401. Subsp. Cotile sinensis.
Cotile sinensis (Jerd.), Madr. Journ. xi. p. 238 (1840) ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 128 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 104 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 273 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 188 ; Hirundo chinensis, Gray, Illustr. Ind. Zool. i. pl. 35, fig. 3 (1830-32).
Abali, Hindu ; Nakuti, Beng.
Male ad. (India). Differs from C. riparia in Laving no collar across the breast and no tuft of feathers above the hind toe ; chin, throat, breast, sides of the head and neck pale grey ; rest of the under parts white. Culmen 0.25, wing 3.4, tail 1.8, tarsus 0.35 inch.
Hab. The Himalayas down to Bombay, where it is resident, ranging east to the Ussuri country in Manchuria ; wintering in Southern China. Burma, Siam, and the Philippines.
In habits and nidification it does not differ from G. riparia, and like that species deposits 4 to 5 pure white eggs, which in size average about 0.68 by 0.5.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
401. Cotile sinensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
401
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
272
M_ID: 
22405
M_CN: 
Grey-throated Martin
M_SN: 
Riparia chinensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10929

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