979. Sturnus vulgaris dzungaricus

(979) Sturnus vulgaris dzungaricus.

Buturlin's Stabling.

Sturnus dzungaricus Buturlin, Orn. Jahrb., 1904, p. 208 (Uranga in Dzungaria).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. "Head and neck bronze-purple, the back violet -green, rump violet (held away from the light the back is green, the belt (sic) blue), shoulders bluish purple, wings purple-bronze, underside laterally with bronzy gloss " (Hartert, Nov. Zool. xxv, p. 336, 1918).

Measurements. Wing 127 to 133 mm.

Distribution. Dzungaria, where Buturlin believes it to breed and in winter going South. Four birds from India taken at Lucknow, Meerut, Rawal-Pindi and Murdan agree better with the above description than with that of any other race. They are, however, very close to dresseni.

Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
979. Sturnus vulgaris dzungaricus
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
979
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
35
Common name: 
Buturlins Stabling
M_ID: 
26843
M_CN: 
Common Starling
M_SN: 
Sturnus vulgaris
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3712

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