235. Pyctorhis sinensis saturatior

(235) Pyctorhis sinensis saturatior.

THE BHUTAN YELLOW-EYED BABBLER.

Pyctorhis sinensis saturatior Ticehurst, Bull. B. O. C, xlii, p. 57 (1922) (Bhutan Doars).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. "Upper parts, especially head, saturated; very dark brown, paling only on the rump. Chestnut colour of wings darker (Ticehurst).

Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the last.

Distribution. " Bhutau and Buxa Dooars, Sikkim" (Ticehurst). I cannot distinguish this bird from those obtained in Nepal and the whole of West Assam, North of the Brahmaputra. Birds from the South of this river and from Bengal and the Chin Hills are nearer the typical form.

Nidification similar to that of the typical race and 12 eggs In my collection average exactly the same as those of that bird.

Habits. This is a common bird in all the wide grass-covered areas from the foot-hills up to at least 6,000 feet. It has, of course, exactly the same habits as the last bird, from which it is only very slightly distinguished in colour.

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: 
235. Pyctorhis sinensis saturatior
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
235
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
234
Common name: 
Bhutan Yellow Eyed Babbler
M_ID: 
25258
M_CN: 
Yellow-eyed Babbler
M_SN: 
Chrysomma sinense
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2652

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