236. Pyctorhis sinensis nasalis

(236) Pyctorhis sinensis nasalis.

THE CEYLON YELLOW-EYED BABBLER,

Pyctorhis nasalis Legge, A. M. N. H, (5) iii, p. 169 (1879) (Ceylon) ; Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 138.

Vernacular names. Yerra-Kali-jitta (Tel.).

Description. Differs from P. s. sinensis in having the exposed portions of the wing-quills con-colorous with the back, and in having more white on the sides of the head.

Colours of soft parts similar to the typical form, but with very little or no yellow about the nostrils.

Measurements. A rather smaller bird than the Indian form; wing 59 to 63 mm. and other Measurements in proportion.

Distribution. Ceylon only.

Nidification. Breeds from December (W. W. A. Phillips) to May (Legge), making a nest similar to that of P. s. sinensis but laying only two or three eggs. The few eggs I have seen resemble the most common type of egg described above for P. s. sinensis, but they only measure 17.5 x 13.8 mm. (19.4 x 14.4 mm., Hume).

Habits. The same as those of the preceding subspecies.

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: 
236. Pyctorhis sinensis nasalis
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
236
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
235
Common name: 
Ceylon Yellow Eyed Babbler
M_ID: 
25259
M_SN: 
Chrysomma sinense nasale
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2653

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