453. Certhia discolor victoriae

(453) Certhia discolor victoriae.

THE CHIN HILLS TREE-CREEPER.

Certhia victoria Rippon, Bull. B, O. C, xvi, p. 87 (1906) (Mt. Victoria).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Similar to the Sikkim Tree-Creeper but much darker above, a blackish brown, with less fulvous; the throat, chin and breast are a dark reddish-fulvous and the abdomen and flanks are also darker and more tinged with fulvous.

Colours of soft parts as in the last bird.

Measurements. Wing 63 to 72 mm.; tail 65 to 70 mm.; tarsus 17 to 18 mm. 5 culmen 15 to 17.5 mm.

Distribution: So far obtained only in the high peaks round about Mt. Victoria in the South Chin Hills.

Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.

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: 
453. Certhia discolor victoriae
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
453
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
437
Common name: 
Chin Hills Tree Creeper
M_ID: 
26525
M_CN: 
Hume's Treecreeper
M_SN: 
Certhia manipurensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2933

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