Artamus fuscus

Artamus fuscus, Vieill.

287. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 441 ; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 395.

THE ASHY SWALLOW-SHRIKE.

Length, 7 ; expanse, 15 ; wing, 5.25 ; tail, 2.2 ; tarsus, 0.6; bill at front, 0.6.

Bill pale-bluish, dusky at tip ; irides dark brown; legs slaty.

Lores black ; general hue cinereous, or ashy-grey, purest on the head, and with a tinge of rufous on the back and scapulars ; breast, abdomen, under wing-coverts, and under tail-coverts, ashy-white, with a tinge of rufous on the belly ; quills and tail blackish ashy-grey, the latter tipped narrowly with pale ashy ; upper tail-coverts white beneath, showing a white border next the dark tail.

This is another bird that within our limits has only been obtained by Mr. Vidal. He remarks : " Has been found in the cocoanut gardens round Vingorla."

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Artamus fuscus
Spp Author: 
Vieill.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
157
Common name: 
Ashy Swallow-shrike
M_ID: 
18327
M_CN: 
Ashy Woodswallow
M_SN: 
Artamus fuscus
Term name: 
id: 
11508

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