Calliope camtschatkensis

Calliope camtschatkensis, Gm.

512. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 150.

THE COMMON RUBY-THROAT.

Length, 6 ; wing, 3 ; tail, 2.5 ; tarsus, 1.12 ; bill at front, 0.5.

Bill horny-brown ; irides dark-brown ; legs livid or purplish.

Above olive-brown, beneath dull whitish; a band above and below the eyes whitish; intermediate space black; feathers of the throat somewhat scaly and stiff, light scarlet or ruby-red, with silvery edges, more or less surrounded with black ; the breast ashy, flanks bright olive-brown, and belly whitish; axillaries slightly rufescent.

The female has in general no trace of the ruby-throat, which is whitish, and the lores brown; but some old females have a tinge of the ruby color.

Jerdon states that " once on boardship, a little south of Bombay, one took refuge in the month of November." This is the only record of the occurrence of the Common Ruby-throat within our limits.

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: 
Calliope camtschatkensis
Spp Author: 
Gm.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
209
Common name: 
Common Ruby Throat
M_ID: 
28166
M_SN: 
Calliope calliope camtschatkensis
Term name: 
id: 
11656

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