Kittacincla macroura

Kittacincla (Cercotrichas) macroura, Gmelin.

476. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 116; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 404.

THE SHAMA.

Shama, Hin.

Length, 12; wing, 3.75; tail, 7.9; tarsus, 1; bill at front, 0.75.

Head, neck, back, wing-coverts, breast, and tail, glossy-black ; rump white; wings dull-black, outer tail-feathers broadly tipped with white; breast, belly, and under tail-coverts deep chesnut.

The female has the colors less pure and duller than the male.

This splendid songster is only found within our limits on the Sahyadri Range, and in the adjoining forests as far north as Khandalla. It is a permanent resident.

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: 
Kittacincla macroura
Spp Author: 
Gmelin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
197
Common name: 
Shama
M_ID: 
27641
M_SN: 
Copsychus malabaricus macrourus
id: 
11628

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