305. Fulvetta vinipecta austeni

(305) Fulvetta vinipecta austeni.

GODWIN-AUSTEN'S FULVETTA.

Proparus austeni O.-Grant, Bull. B. O. C, v, p. 3 (1895) (Manipur).

Vernacular names. Dao-pere-gajao (Cachari).

Description. Differs from the last in having the head duller chestnut and the black head-stripes replaced by deep reddish-brown ; chin white and throat white with reddish-brown spots.

Colours of soft parts. Iris reddish-brown; bill dark brownish-black ; legs and feet dull fleshy-brown.

Measurements about the same as in Hodgson's Fulvetta. Wing 57 to 60 mm.; culmen 9 to 9.5 mm.

Distribution. Naga Hills, Manipur, Cachar Hills and probably all the hill-ranges South of the Brahmaputra over 5,000 feet.

Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded. In Cachar it was a winter visitor only to the highest peaks on the Barail Range, where I found it in small flocks in the stunted oak forest at 5,000 to 6,000 feet. It, is an active, cheerful little bird, restlessly moving about the bushes and lower trees, both by feet and wings, uttering continually a soft " chip, chip."

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: 
305. Fulvetta vinipecta austeni
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
305
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
291
Common name: 
Godwin Austens Fulvetta
M_ID: 
25235
M_SN: 
Fulvetta vinipectus austeni
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2740

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