1098. Batrachostomus affinis

1098. Batrachostomus affinis.

Blyth's Frogmouth.

Batrachostomus affinis, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xvi, p. 1180 (1847); Tweeddale, P. Z. S. 1877, p. 426 (pt.), pl. xiv; id. Ibis, 1877, p. 338; Hume, Ibis, 1878, p. 120; id. Cat. no. 105 ter; Bingham, S. F. ix, p. 149; Oates, B. B. ii, p. 15, pt.; Hartert, Cat. B. M. xvi, p. 643. Podargus affinis, Blyth, Cat. p. 81.

Coloration of both sexes very similar to that of B. hodgsoni, but the male of the present species has on the crown no black spots, but usually some minute white or buff specks, and there is a reddish-brown collar above the whitish one, which is more distinct than in B. hodgsoni. The breast too is more rufous. The female is darker and duller chestnut. The size is smaller: length about 8.5; tail 4.4; wing 4.5; tarsus .55; breadth of gape 1.2.

Distribution. The Malay Peninsula, Borneo, and probably Sumatra. A single specimen, apparently belonging to this species, was obtained by Major Bingham in the Meplay valley, south-east of Moulmein in Tenasserim.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
1098. Batrachostomus affinis
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
1098
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
196
Common name: 
Blyth's Frogmouth
M_ID: 
7062
M_CN: 
Blyth's Frogmouth
M_SN: 
Batrachostomus affinis
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
1531

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