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.