274. Suthora webbiana

274. CHINESE SUTHORA.
SUTHORA WEBBIANA.
Suthora webbiana, Gray, P.Z.S, 1852, p. 70, pl. xlix ; Gould, B. of Asia, iii. pl. 72 Prjev. in Rowley's Orn. Misc. ii. p. 191 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 208 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. vii. p. 490.
Male ad. Crown and nape pale reddish brown ; upper parts and tail pale ashy hair-brown, paler on the upper tail-coverts ; quills dark brown broadly margined with chestnut brown ; scapulars and wing-coverts like the back ; under parts pale brownish grey, paler on the centre of the abdomen ; sides of face, throat, and fore-neck tinged with pale vinous ; the flanks washed with brown ; bill short and stumpy, brown at base and yellow at tip ; legs greyish brown ; iris varying from reddish brown to clear yellow. Culmen 0.33, wing 2.2, tail 2.8, tarsus 0.85 inch. Sexes alike.
Hab. Mongolia, Southern Kan-su, Northern and Central China to Pekin, and the northern bend of the Hoang-ho river.
It frequents the mountains in the summer, descending to the plains in winter, where it collects in small flocks and is very sociable. It builds a neat, cup-shaped nest, and lays rich blue eggs similar in colour to those of Accenor modularis, but a trifle paler, which measure about 0.62 by 0.47.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
274. Suthora webbiana
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
274
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
185
Common name: 
Chinese Suthora
M_ID: 
25289
M_CN: 
Vinous-throated Parrotbill
M_SN: 
Sinosuthora webbiana
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10148

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