39. Aegithaliscus ioschistus

39. Aegithaliscus ioschistus.

The Rufous-fronted Tit.

Parus ioschistos, Hodys., Blyth, J. A. S. B. xiii, p. 943 (1844); Blyth, Cat. p. 104. Orites (?) jouschistos (Hodgs), Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 375. . Aegithaliscus ioschistos (Hodgs.), Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 271; Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 58; Hume, Cat. no. 635. Acredula jouschistos (Hodgs.), Gadow, Cat. B. M. viii, p. 58.

Coloration. Forehead, a broad band on the middle of the head, the sides of the neck, and a broad collar on the upper back fawn-colour ; lores, under the eye, and a broad band on the side of the crown extending to the upper back and there blending with the band on the other side, black; ear-coverts blackish in front, rufous behind; upper plumage, wing-coverts, and the edges to the wings and tail ashy olive ; primary-coverts and winglet dark brown ; tail brown, the outer web of the outermost feather white, the next two with some white at the tip; chin and throat silvery white with the black bases of the feathers showing through, the chin and a stripe under the cheek blacker than the other parts; cheeks and entire lower plumage dark ferruginous.

The young have the lower plumage pale rufous, and the black and silvery feathers on the chin and throat are absent.

Bill black ; legs yellow-brown ; iris brown (Jerdon) ; iris yellow (Blanf.).

Length about 4 ; tail 2 ; wing 2.2 ; tarsus .65 ; bill from gape .35.

Distribution. Nepal, Sikhim, and Bhutan. Blanford remarks that it is probably found only in pine-forests. He observed it in Sikhim at elevations of 9000 and 10,000 feet.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
39. Aegithaliscus ioschistus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Rufous Fronted Tit
Rufous-fronted Bushtit
Aegithalos iouschistos
Vol. 1

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