181. Sittiparus cinereus

181. Sittiparus cinereus.

The Dusky-green Tit-Babbler.

Minla cinerea, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xvi, p. 449 (1847) ; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 255; Godwin-Austen, J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 109; Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 166 ; Hume, Cat. no. 620. Leiothrix cinerea (Blyth), Blyth, Cat. p. 100; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 367 ; Moore, P. Z. S. 1854, p. 142.
The Dusky-green Hill- Tit, Jerd.

Coloration. Upper plumage greyish green, the feathers of the forehead, crown, and nape margined with black; a broad black band on each side of the crown from the forehead to the nape, terminating in a number of streaks on the upper back; a broad pale yellow supercilium from the bill to the nape under the black coronal band ; a spot in front of the eye and a band behind, black ; ear-coverts mingled greyish and black; cheeks yellow, tipped black; wings and tail suffused on the outer webs of the feathers with the colour of the back; chin, throat, breast, abdomen, and under tail-coverts yellow; sides of neck, breast, and abdomen olivaceous.

Bill dusky; legs fleshy yellow ; iris brown (Jerdon).

Length about 4.5; tail 1.7; wing 2.3; tarsus .8; bill from gape .55.

Distribution. Nepal and Sikhim ; the Khasi hills. There is nothing on record about the Habits of this bird.

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: 
181. Sittiparus cinereus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Dusky Green Tit Babbler
Yellow-throated Fulvetta
Alcippe cinerea
Vol. 1
Term name: 

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