Blandfordius striatulus

Blandfordius striatulus, Hume.

549quint. :- Stray Feathers, Vol. I, p. 300; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 153.

Length, 6 ; wing, 1.9 ; tail, 2.75 ; bill at front, 0.45; tarsus, 0.7.

Bill brown, pale fleshy on lower mandible ; legs pale fleshy.

An obscure rufous-white streak from the nostrils to the upper part of the eye; the whole upper parts dull greyish olive-brown (the grey preponderating on the head); all the feathers, except those of the upper tail-coverts, conspicuously centred with dark-brown; wings pale hair-brown, all the feathers margined with rufescent-olive; tail-feathers a sort of olive-brown; the feathers with conspicuously darker, very stiff looking and glistening shafts; all the feathers obsoletely transversely rayed, the central ones most strongly so; all but the central ones narrowly tipped with fulvous-white, and with an obscure subterminal dark band; on the under surface the shafts are white; the ear-coverts mingled fulvous and pale rufous-brown, the sides of the neck streaked like the back ; on either side of the throat descends from the gape for about half an inch a band, of tiny feathers, white, with minute dark centres, so as to produce the appearance of two or three irregular rows of little spots on each side of the throat; the chin and the centre of the throat, breast, and abdomen, white, tinged buffy on the two latter, and with all the feathers of the throat and breast very faintly and narrowly tipped with brown, so as to produce the appearance of a number of narrow faint transverse bars ; the flanks, sides, vent, and lower tail-coverts are tinged with dull olive-brown, mingled with fulvous-buff; the tibial plumes are fulvous-buff; the wing-lining is buffy-white, and so are the inner margins of the inner webs of the quills as seen from below.

The specimen, of which the above is a description, was shot by Mr. Blandford at Kurrachee.

Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
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