324. Actinodura ramsayi ramsayi

(324) Actinodura ramsayi ramsayi.

Actinodura ramsayi Walden, A. M. N. H., (4) xv, p. 402 (1875) (Karennee); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 202.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Upper plumage ashy olive-brown, tinged with ferruginous on the head and more so on the forehead, the feathers of the back,rump and upper tail-coverts faintly cross-barred with black ; lores dusky ; a conspicuous ring of white round the eye; sides of head ashy ; primary-coverts black ; inner secondaries and other wing-coverts olive-brown, distinctly barred with black; outer webs of primaries and outer secondaries chestnut on the basal, ashy on the terminal halves, barred with black ; tail olive-brown, distinctly barred with numerous narrow black bars, the bars increasing in width on the outer feathers; all the tail-feathers tipped with white ; whole lower plumage ochraceous buff, becoming browner on the under tail-coverts.

Colours of soft parts. Iris light hair-brown; bill homy-brown ; legs slaty-brown (Wardlaw-Ramsay).

Measurements. Total length 230 to 240 mm.; wing 86 to 90 mm.; tail about 120 to 130 ram.; tarsus about 28 mm.; culmen about 18 mm.

Distribution. The Southern Shan States and Karenni.

Nidification unknown.

Habits. Rippon records of this bird in the Shan States: " The habits of this bird are very like those of Leioptila castanoptera; it hops rapidly from branch to branch, frequently uttering its call. The call of L. castanoptera is three notes in the minor in a descending scale, preceded by a flourish; that of A. ramsayi is the same without the flourish.'9 It is found in heavy forest or brushwood between 3,000 and 5,000 feet elevation.

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.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
324. Actinodura ramsayi ramsayi
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
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Ramsay's Bar Wing
Actinodura ramsayi ramsayi
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