308. Fulvetta ruficapilla sordidior

(308) Fulvetta ruficapilla sordidior.

RIPPON'S FULVETTA.

Proparus sordidior Rippon, Bull. B. 0.0., xiii, p. 60 (1903) (Talifu).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Lores and in front o£ the eye greyish; a white ring round the eye; forehead, crown and nape dull chestnut; a faint grey supercilium and over that a black stripe; ear-coverts greyish brown; back and wings olive-grey; outer edge of first primaries bluish grey, inner black; lower back, rump and upper tail-coverts and tail fulvous; chin and throat grey, obsoletely striped; breast vinous grey; flanks and abdomen pale fulvous.

Colours of soft parts. "Iris dark brown; bill black-brown, lower mandible yellow-brown; legs and feet dark olive-brown" (Rothschild, Nov. Zool., xxviii, p. 27).

Measurements. Wing 53 to 57 mm.; tail about 54 mm.; tarsus about 22 mm.; culmen about 9 mm.

Distribution. Yunnan and W. China and ? Shan States. Eggs of a Fulvetta sent me from the Eastern Shan States probably belonged to this race.

Nidification and Habits. Frequents mountains between 7,000 and 11,000 feet elevation.

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: 
308. Fulvetta ruficapilla sordidior
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
308
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
292
Common name: 
Rippon's Fulvetta
M_ID: 
25243
M_SN: 
Fulvetta ruficapilla sordidior
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2743

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