2. Corvus umbrinus

2. Corvus umbrinus.

The Brown-necked Raven.

Corvus umbrinus, Hedenb. Sundev. (Efv. k. Vet.-Akad. Forh. Stockh. 1838, p. 199; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. iii, p. 17; Hume, S. F. vii, p. 120; id. Cat. no. 660 bis; Barnes, Birds Bom. p. 251.

Coloration. Forehead arid crown umber-brown, partially glossed with purple; nape, hind neck and mantle, sides of the head and sides of the neck umber-brown, almost glossless ; remaining upper plumage glossy black; the whole lower plumage blackish brown, most of the feathers with umber-brown edges and with a very small amount of gloss.

Bill black; legs black, with a brownish tinge; iris dark brown (Dresser).

Length about 22; tail 9 ; wing 15.5; tarsus 2.5; bill from gape 2.5.

Distribution. This Raven is a bird of the desert. It has occurred a few times within our limits, and I have seen specimens in the Hume Collection procured at Jacobabad and Larkhana in Sind in January and February. It is probably more common in Mekran. Apart from its coloration it is very distinct from C. corax of the Punjab, being very much smaller and having the hackles of the throat very much shorter. It extends eastwards to Egypt.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
2. Corvus umbrinus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
2
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
15
Common name: 
Brown Necked Raven
M_ID: 
20599
M_CN: 
Brown-necked Raven
M_SN: 
Corvus ruficollis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
8

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