Sylvia rufa

Sylvia rufa, Bodd.

582quat. :- Butler, Guzerat; (S. cinerea), Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 488; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind (S. cinerea) p. 162.

THE GREY WARBLER OR WHITE-THROAT.

Length, 6 to 6.25 ; expanse, 8.5 ; wing, 2.85 to 2.87 ; tail, 2.32 to 3 ; bill at front, 0.44 ; bill from gape,0.62.

Bill dusky, fleshy at base below ; irides yellowish-brown ; legs and feet yellowish-brown.

The entire upper surface is a moderately dark, somewhat reddish sooty, or reddish ashy brown, more cinereous on the head, and with the tertials and their greater coverts rather broadly margined with pale dull ferruginous; the lores are albescent, or greyish-white, with traces of a greyer line through them ; chin, upper throat, and eyelid feathers pure white ; ear-coverts silky brown ; lower throat, breast and middle of abdomen, white, tinged with pale vinaceous buff; sides and flanks tinged with brown; first primary very minute, second primary longest, or second and third equal and longest; tail a good deal rounded; exterior feather 0.4 shorter than longest, a paler brown than the rest and margined with white ; next feather tipped with brownish-white; quills and greater coverts and tail-feathers all paler margined; axillaries greyish-white.; tibial plumes buffy-white; tarsi stout, 0.87 in length.

The Grey Warbler occurs during the cold season both in Sind and Guzerat.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Sylvia rufa
Spp Author: 
Bodd.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
233
Common name: 
Grey Warbler Or White Throat
id: 
11721

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