Cyornis rubeculoides

Cyornis rubeculoides, Vig.

304. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 466 ; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 397.

THE BLUE-THROATED RED-BREAST.

Length, 5.75 ; expanse, 9 ; wing, 2.9 ; tarsus, 0. 7 ; bill at front, 033.

Bill black ; irides dark-brown; legs brown.

Male. :- The head, neck, body above, dark-blue ; forehead and shoulder of the wing bright pale-blue ; lores, ear-coverts, and frontal plumes, black; inner webs of quills, and of the tail-feathers (and the whole under surface of these), dusky-black; throat dark-blue; neck and breast bright-rufous; abdomen white.

The female is olive-brown above, with a rufous breast and white belly.

The Blue-throated Red-breast is a very rare cold weather visitant to parts of the Deccan, but does not occur elsewhere within our range.

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: 
Cyornis rubeculoides
Spp Author: 
Vig.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
164
Common name: 
Blue Throated Red Breast
M_ID: 
27845
M_CN: 
Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher
M_SN: 
Cyornis rubeculoides
id: 
11528

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