461. Troglodytes troglodytes tibetanus

(461) Troglodytes troglodytes tibetanus Walton.
THE TIBETAN WEEN.
Troglodytes troglodytes tibetanus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 448.
This race of Wren seems to be confined to Tibet but its exact limits of distribution are not known. Walton shot several speci¬mens at Khamba Jong in the Autumn. Ludlow says it is common at Gyantse in Winter at 12,000 feet and over but that he has never seen it there in Summer, and suspects that it ascends still higher for breeding purposes.
I have one clutch, supposed to be that of this bird, taken by a native and sent me by D. Macdonald with the following note :— “7.6.19. Phari, Tibet, about 14,000 feet. Nest of roots, leaves, grass, moss and lichen, densely lined with feathers. A ball about 6" across either way, with small circular entrance at the side near the top ; placed in a hole among the roots of a tree, two or three feet above water, on the banks of a stream.”
The eggs are undoubtedly those of a Wren, quite indistinguishable from many of the lightly-freckled specimens of the Kashmir Wren. They measure 17.0 x 12.5, 16.5 x 12.3, 17.2 x 12.4 and 16.1 x 12.1 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
Title in Book: 
461. Troglodytes troglodytes tibetanus
Spp Author: 
Walton.walton.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
461
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
421
Common name: 
Tibetan Wren
M_ID: 
26104
M_CN: 
Eurasian Wren
M_SN: 
Troglodytes troglodytes
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13640

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