303. Pseudominla castaneiceps brunneicauda

(303) Pseudominla castaneiceps brunneicauda.

THE SHILLONG CHESTNUT-HEADED BABBLER.

Minla brunneicauda Sharpe, Oat. B. M., vii, p. 609 (1883) (Shillong). Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Differs from the last in having the head much paler and more rufous, the chestnut on the wings paler; the tail brownish.

Colours of soft parts as in the last.

Measurements. Wing 58 to 62 mm.; tail about 45 mm.; tarsus 22 mm.; culmen 9 to 10 mm.

Distribution. Khasia Hills, Cachar Hills and probably Manipur.

Nidification. Nests in the Khasia Hills in April, May and June. The nest is like that of the last but with less moss and more grass and bamboo leaves both in the lining and the outer part. Forty eggs average 17.9 x 13.4 mm.

Habits similar to those of the last two.

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: 
303. Pseudominla castaneiceps brunneicauda
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
303
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
289
Common name: 
Shillong Chestnut Headed Babbler
M_ID: 
24408
M_CN: 
Rufous-winged Fulvetta
M_SN: 
Alcippe castaneceps
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2737

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