973. Tetrao uralensis

973. Subsp. Tetrao uralensis.
“Tetrao uralensis, Severtz, and Menzb.” Nazaroff, Bull. Mosc. lxii. part 2, p. 365 (1886, desc, null.) ; Menzbier, Ibis, 1887, p. 303 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxii. p. 65 ; Dresser, ix. p. 331, pl. 705.
Male ad. (Ural). Differs from T. urogallus in being paler and greyer, the tail conspicuously marked with white, and the abdomen white, but slightly marked on the sides and upper parts with blackish. Culmen 2.4, wing 15.5, tail 12.25, tarsus 3.2 inch. The female is paler than that of T. urogallus, the feathers on the upper parts have broad, white margins, and the abdomen is white with but few black and pale rufous markings, the lower abdomen nearly pure white.
Hab. The southern branches of the Ural range.
In habits it is said to resemble Tetrao tetrix more than T. urogallus, and its note is also said to differ from that of the latter species.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
973. Tetrao uralensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
973
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
696
M_ID: 
1007
M_SN: 
Tetrao urogallus uralensis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10987

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