569. Sturnus poltaratzskyi

569. SUBSP. STURNUS POLTARATZSKYI.
Sturms poltaratzshyi, Finsch, P.Z.S. 1878, p. 712 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xiii. p. 36 ; Dresser, ix. p. 233 ; S. nobiliar, Hume, Stray F. 1879, p. 175 ; S. menzbitri ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 543 (1893, nec. Sharpe).
ad. Differs from S. purpurascens merely in having the hind-neck greenish purple, the throat purplish bronze instead of greenish bronze, and the flanks dark purple instead of bronze-purple, and it is at best but a doubtful subspecies.
Hab. Persia ; the Altai mountains, Afghanistan, and Siberia, visiting India in the winter. In habits and nidification not differing from S. vulgaris.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
569. Sturnus poltaratzskyi
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
569
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
400
M_ID: 
26849
M_SN: 
Sturnus vulgaris poltaratskyi
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10954

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