Corvus umbrinus

Corvus umbrinus, Hedenb.

660bis. :- Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 175.

THE BROWN-NECKED RAVEN.

Length, 21.5 to 23 ; wing, 15 to 16.4 ; tail, 8.6 to 9 ; tarsus, 2.9 ; bill at front, 3.

Bill black ; irides dark-brown ; legs black.

Head and neck glossy umber-brown, also the ear-coverts, sides of the face and sides of the neck, the latter scarcely glossed ; lores, incumbent nasal bristles, feathers round the eye, and at base of bill at the gape, black; back, scapulars, wing, wing-coverts, upper tail-coverts, and tail, glossy black with a violet-blue gloss; chin, throat, and breast, dark glossy umber-brown ; rest of under surface brown, glossed with purple on the breast, flanks, abdomen and vent; under tail-coverts glossy purplish-black ; axillaries arid under wing-coverts purplish-black.

The Brown-necked Raven is a not uncommon winter visitant to Upper Sind, but does not occur elsewhere 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: 
Corvus umbrinus
Spp Author: 
Hedenb.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
251
Common name: 
Brown Necked Raven
M_ID: 
20599
M_CN: 
Brown-necked Raven
M_SN: 
Corvus ruficollis
Term name: 
id: 
11768

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