812. Limonodromus indicus

812. FOREST WAGTAIL.
LIMONODROMUS INDICUS.
Limonidromus indicus, (Gmel.) Syst. Nat. i. p. 962 (1788) ; Gould, B. of Asia, iv. pl. 67 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 532 ; Oates, P. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. 300.
Uzhalla-jitta, Tel.
Male ad. (India). Upper parts dull olive-green, under parts with chin throat, cheeks, and supercilium yellowish white ; tail-coverts blackish brown ; wings with two yellowish white bands across the coverts ; quills with a patch of yellowish white at base of outer web ; central rectrices olive-green, the outer nearly all white, the rest blackish brown ; two black bands across the breast, the lower broken in the middle, bill dusky brown above, fleshy white below ; legs purplish white ; iris nearly black. Culmen 0.55, wing 3.1, tail 2.7, tarsus 0.85 inch. Female similar, and winter dress not differing.
Hab. Eastern Siberia and North China, wintering in Eastern India, Ceylon, the Andamans, Southern China, Burma, Cochin China, Java, Sumatra, and Borneo.
In general habits it greatly resembles the true Wagtails, but frequents forest land and more often perches on the branches of trees. It breeds in the Ussuri country, N. China, and Corea, placing its nest on the branch of a tree far from the trunk ; but, so far as I can ascertain, its eggs are as yet undescribed.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
812. Limonodromus indicus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
812
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
209
Common name: 
Forest Wagtail
M_ID: 
30295
M_CN: 
Forest Wagtail
M_SN: 
Dendronanthus indicus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10251

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