363. Aegithina tiphia zeylonica

(363) AEgithina tiphia zeylonica.

THE CEYLON IORA.

Motacilla zeylonica Gmel., S. N., i, p. 964 (1788) (Ceylon). Vernacular names. Patra jitta (Tel.).

Description.— Male breeding. Above from crown to rump much blacker than in the last bird and where the bases of the feathers show through these are much narrower, especially on the extreme upper back.
The non-breeding male and female are a much darker green above than AE. t. tiphia.
The other differences which have often been dwelt upon, such as the absence of white on the wing, the depth of yellow below, etc are of little help in distinguishing one race from another, but the dark tint at once suffices to separate Ceylon and S. Travancore birds from all but those of the Malay Peninsula, which undoubtedly come extraordinarily close to them.

Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the other races.

Distribution. Ceylon and S. Travancore only.

Nidification and Habits as in the last.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
363. Aegithina tiphia zeylonica
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
363
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
342
Common name: 
Ceylon Iora
M_ID: 
18359
M_SN: 
Aegithina tiphia multicolor
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2817

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