114. Sylvia minuscula

114. LEAST WHITETHROAT.
SYLVIA MINUSCULA.
Sylvia minuscula Hume, Stray Feathers, viii. p. 103 (1879) ; Pleske, Orn. Boss. p. 102, pl. i. figs. 5, 6, 7 ; Dresser, ix. p. 53, pl. 646, fig. 1 ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 20, pl. 1 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 398.
Tint-Kornu, Tuntu in Yarkand.
Ad. Crown bluish grey ; back sandy brown, much paler than in S. curruca ; second primary intermediate between the seventh and eighth, or equal to the seventh. Culmen 0.5, wing 2.4, tail 2.15, tarsus 0.8 inch.
Hab. Asia from the Caspian through Afghanistan, Turkestan, and Kashmir to Mongolia, wintering in Baluchistan, Sind, and northern India as far east as Jodhpore.
In habits and nidification it closely resembles S. curruca, but its eggs are somewhat smaller than those of that species.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
114. Sylvia minuscula
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
114
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
77
Common name: 
Least Whitethroat
M_ID: 
25141
M_CN: 
Desert Whitethroat
M_SN: 
Sylvia minula
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10480

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