28. Dendrocitta rufa sclateri subsp

(28) Dendrocitta rufa sclateri, subsp. nov.

THE CHIN HILLS TREE-PIE.

Description. Similar to D. rufa rufa but with the whole plumage very pale and washed out and the dark grey of the head gradually merging with the pale dull rufous-brown or rufous-grey of the back.

Colours of soft parts as in the rest of the subspecies. Measurements. Wing 142 to 161 mm.; tail 242 to 287 mm., generally well over 260 mm.

Distribution. Chin and Kachin Hills.

Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.

Type. No. 1905—9. 10. 6. Brit. Mus, Coll., Mt. Victoria, 1,600 feet.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
28. Dendrocitta rufa sclateri subsp
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
28
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
50
Common name: 
Chin Hills Tree-pie
M_ID: 
20433
M_SN: 
Dendrocitta vagabunda sclateri
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2406

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