665. Cittocincla albiventris

665. Cittocincla albiventris.

The Andaman Shama.

Kittacincla albiventris, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xxvii, p. 269 (1858); Ball, S F. i, p. 73; Hume, S. F. ii, p. 232 ; Walden, Ibis, 1873, p. 307, pl. xii, fig. 1. Cercotrichas albiventris (Blyth), Hume, Cat. no. 476 bis. Cittocincla albiventris, Blyth, Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 90.

Coloration. Both sexes are alike, or nearly so, the female merely differing from the male in having the chin and throat less glossy and they both resemble the male of C. macrura, from which they differ in the colour of the abdomen and vent, which is white instead of chestnut. The under tail-coverts and flanks are pale ferruginous. The tail is much shorter.

The nestling bird is dark brown, spotted with ferruginous; the wings are margined with the same, and the coverts spotted.

Legs and feet pale fleshy; bill black (Hume).

Length about 9 ; tail about 5 ; wing 3.6; tarsus 1; bill from gape 1. The female has usually a shorter tail.

Distribution. The Andamans.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
665. Cittocincla albiventris
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
665
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
131
Common name: 
Andaman Shama
M_ID: 
27647
M_CN: 
Andaman Shama
M_SN: 
Copsychus albiventris
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
911

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