681. Strix nivicola

681. HIMALAYAN WOOD-OWL.
STRIX NIVICOLA.
Strix nivicola (Hodgs.), in Gray’s Zool. Misc. p. 82, (1831-44.) Blyth,. J.A.S.B. xiv. pp. 185, 550 (1845) ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. ii. p. 250 ; (Blanford), F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iii. p. 273 ; (Berezovski and Bianchi), Ptitz. Gan-su, p. 43.
Kashi-op-tak-hum, Lepch. ; Uko, Bhot.
Male ad. (Nepal). Upper parts dark brown vermiculated and spotted with fulvous, with large white markings on the hind-neck, the scapulars and larger middle wing-coverts ; quills brown barred and mottled with dull white ; tail brown, with pale cross-bars ; under parts dull yellowish white barred and striped except on the middle of the throat with dark blown ; legs and toes irregularly barred ; facial disk greyish with white shafts ; ruff brown marked with white or fulvous ; middle of the crown uniform dark brown ; bill pale fleshy yellow ; claws and iris dark brown. Gape 1.35, wing 1.2, tail 7.0, tarsus 2.0 inch. Sexes alike. In this owl as in Strix stridula there is a grey and a rufous form.
Hab. The Himalayas from Murree to Sikhim, east to Moupin in China, north to south-west Kan-su. Very little is known of the habits of this owl, and nothing respecting its nidification. Its cry is said to be a double hoot

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
681. Strix nivicola
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
681
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
478
Common name: 
Himalayan Wood Owl
M_ID: 
6648
M_CN: 
Himalayan Owl
M_SN: 
Strix nivicolum
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10360

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