Thamnobia fulicata

Thamnobia fulicata, Linn.

479. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 121; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 404.

THE INDIAN BLACK ROBIN.

Length, 6 ; wing, 3; tail, 2.75 ; tarsus, 1.1 ; bill at front, 0.5.

Bill black ; irides dark brown; legs blackish.

Male, shining deep black, with a white wing-patch; the middle of the abdomen and the under tail-coverts deep chesnut.

Female dull sooty-brown, darker on the wings and tail ; the under tail-coverts chesnut.

The Indian Black Robin is very common in the Deccan, where it is a permanent resident, breeding during April, May and June. The nest, usually a mere pad, is composed of grass roots, vegetable fibre, hair and such like substances. It is generally found in a hole in a wall or tree. The eggs, three in number, are greenish-white in color, spotted and speckled with yellowish-white. They average 0.72 inches in length by about 0.55 in breadth.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Thamnobia fulicata
Spp Author: 
Linn.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
198
Common name: 
Indian Black Robin
M_ID: 
27610
M_CN: 
Indian Robin
M_SN: 
Copsychus fulicatus
id: 
11630

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