898. Abrornis superciliaris schwaneri

(898) Abrornis superciliaris schwaneri.

The Bornean Yellow-bellied Flycatcher-Warbler.

Abrornis schwaneri Blyth, ex Temm. MS., p. 169 (1870) (Banjermassing, Borneo).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Very much darker above than either of the two preceding races. "Whole crown dark brownish olive, and the upper plumage dull olive-green rather than yellow-green.

Colours of soft parts. Iris dark brown; bill black, bluish at base of lower mandible; legs and feet greenish yellow.

Measurements. Wing 51 to 56 mm.; tail 37 to 44 mm.; tarsus about 19 mm.; culmen about 10 to 11 mm.

Distribution. Southern Peninsula, Burma and Siam, Malay States, Borneo and Sumatra.

Nidification. In March 1878 Col. T. C. Bingham took a nest of this Warbler in Tenasserim. It was built of fibres inside a bamboo which had been cut down but left standing against the clump; the entrance was merely the irregular hole made by the chance cut of the dao by some one in cutting the bamboo down. It contained three eggs, pinkish white with pinkish-claret spots, and measuring .57 X .42, .59 x .42 and .59 x .44 mm.

Habits. Similar to those of the preceding bird. During the breeding-season it keeps much to forest and bamboo-jungle but in Winter may be seen in any well-wooded country.

The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
898. Abrornis superciliaris schwaneri
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
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Common name: 
Bornean Yellow Bellied Flycatcher Warbler
Abroscopus superciliaris schwaneri
Vol. 2

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