328. Zosterops erythropleura

328. CHINESE WHITE-EYE.
ZOSTEROPS ERYTHROPLEURA.
Zosterops erythropleura, Swinhoe, Ibis. 1863, pp. 204, 208 ; Gould, B. of Asia, ii. pl. 35 ; Gadow, Cat. B. Br. Mus. ix. p. 161 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 198 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 85 ; Berezovski and Bianchi, Ptitz. Gan-su. &c. p. 125 ; Z. chloronotus, (nec. Vieill.) Schrenck, Reis. Amurl. i. pt. 2. p. 365.
Male ad. Differs from Z. japonica in having the sides of the neck and of the breast light blue-grey, the centre of same and the abdomen white, the flanks with a patch of chestnut ; bill brown above, bluish below ; legs blue-grey ; iris hazel. Culmen 0.5, wing 2.35, tail 1.45, tarsus 0.6 inch. The female resembles the male but has the chestnut on. the flanks paler.
Hab. Southern Amoorland, Northern China, Pekin ; Moupin, and Kansu on passage, wintering probably in southern China.
It is generally found on trees amongst the branches and foliage on which it seeks its insect food. It does not appear to have any regular song, but utters a clear, somewhat long drawn call-note.
Siurus auricapillus and Dendroeca coronato, two common American birds, are said to have occurred in North-eastern Siberia, and the latter has been once recorded from Heligoland.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
328. Zosterops erythropleura
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
328
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
221
Common name: 
Chinese White Eye
M_ID: 
25474
M_CN: 
Chestnut-flanked White-eye
M_SN: 
Zosterops erythropleurus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10150

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