“plateau du Tibet” = Dichi (Diti) east of the Tengri Nor, Xizang, China.
Often treated as a race of M. nivalis, and sometimes of M. adamsi, but overlaps with latter without interbreeding in parts of its range. Differs from former in its heavily dark brown-streaked crown and especially upperparts (grey-tinged sandy brown with weak pale brown streaks in nivalis) (3); extensive warm brown vs unmarked breast sides and flanks (2); greatly reduced white in secondaries, producing a weaker wingpanel (2); and wing and tail feathers browner, less black (ns). Monotypic.
E Tibetan Plateau from Qinghai Hu (NE Qinghai) S in band 100–250 km broad to Ku-la Shan, NE of Lhasa (Xizang).
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