Volvocivora melaschista

Volvocivora melaschista, Hodgson.

269. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 415; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 393.

The DARK-GREY CUCKOO SHRIKE

Length, 9.5 to 10; expanse, 15; wing, 4.6 ; tail, 5.25 ; tarsus, 0.88 ; bill at front, 0.62.

Bill black ; irides hazel-brown; legs black.

Plumage iron-grey, darker and almost black on the quills and tail, the latter tipped white on all but the central feathers, paler grey beneath.

Young birds are dusky-grey, above, paler beneath, with dark bands ; albescent on the under tail-coverts.

The Dark-grey Cuckoo-Shrike has been obtained at Savant-Vadi, but there is no other record of its occurrence within our limits.

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: 
Volvocivora melaschista
Spp Author: 
Hodgson.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
149
Common name: 
Dark Grey Cuckoo Shrike
M_ID: 
18577
M_CN: 
Black-winged Cuckooshrike
M_SN: 
Coracina melaschistos
id: 
11483

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