449. Certhia familiaris khamensis

(449) Certhia familiaris khamensis.

The Tibetan Tree-Creeper.

Certhia khamensis Bianchi, Sharpe, Hand-I. B., iv, p. 355, descrip¬tion p. 360 (1893),

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. This race is near to the preceding but the upper "plumage is still darker and has less rufous ; on the under parts the breast is more white and the abdomen, flanks and under tail-coverts are pale smoky-brown instead of fulvous.

Colours of soft parts as in the preceding bird.

Measurements. Wing about 69 to 70 mm.; tail 65 to 68 mm.; tarsus 18 mm.; culmen considerably longer than in nipalensis, measuring about 17 to 18 mm.

Distribution. South-East Tibet. Eggs of a Creeper sent me from the Chambi Valley, South Tibet, may be either of this or the preceding form. The record of the Nepal Tree-Creeper from the extreme North-East of the Kachin Hills (Harington) is almost sure to refer to this bird.

Nidification and Habits. Nothing known.

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: 
449. Certhia familiaris khamensis
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
449
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
434
Common name: 
Tibetan Tree Creeper
M_ID: 
26494
M_SN: 
Certhia hodgsoni khamensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2929

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