71. Pratincola prjevalskii

71. SUBSP. PRATINCOLA PRJEVALSKII.
Pratincola prjevalskii, Pleske, Prjevalsky’s Reisen, Vogel, p. 47, Taf. iv. fig. 1, 2, 3, (1889) ; P. robusta, Tristr. Ibis, 1870, p. 497, (partim).
Male ad. Differs from P. maura in being larger, having a longer tail, the white patch on the neck smaller, the rusty-red on the breast deeper in colour and more extended, covering almost the entire abdomen. Cul¬men 0.6, wing 2.82, tail 2.2, tarsus 0.95 inch. The female is more rufous in colouration than P. maura.
Hab. Eastern Turkestan, Kansu, along the Himalayas on the one side and the Chotan-tagh to Gilgit on the other, wintering in Northern India.
This is the form hitherto known under the name of P. robusta, but as shewn by Mr. Hume (Str. Feath. 1881, p. 320) Dr. Tristram’s name will not stand, and it has therefore been renamed by Mr. Pleske. In habits it does not apparently differ from P. maura. but nothing is known of its breeding habits.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
71. Pratincola prjevalskii
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
71
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
46
M_ID: 
28395
M_SN: 
Saxicola maurus przewalskii
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10877

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