183. Proparus vinipectus

183. Proparus vinipectus.

The Plain-brown Tit-Babbler.

Siva vinipectus, Hodgs. Ind. Rev. 18S8, p. 89. Leiothrix vinipectus (Hodgs.), Blyth, Cat. p. 100; Horsf. &- M. Cat. i, p. 368. Proparus vinipectus (Hodgs), Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 257 ; Stoliczka, J. A. S. B. xxxvii, pt. ii, p. 50; Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 45; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xliii, pt. ii, p. 169 ; Hume, N. & E. p. 394; id. Cat. no 622; Oates in Hume's N. E. 2nd ed. i, p. 119. Alcippe vinipectus (Hodgs.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 619.
The Plain Brown Hill-Thrush, Jerd.

Coloration. Forehead, crown, nape, back, and scapulars vinous brown; lores dusky; a very broad white supercilium to the nape, bordered above by a black band reaching beyond the nape, which tends to meet its fellow on the upper back; rump and upper wing and tail-coverts ferruginous ; tail brown, washed with ferruginous on the base and the outer webs; the earlier primaries edged with hoary grey, the next few entirely black on the outer webs, the remaining quills ferruginous on the outer webs; ear-coverts and cheeks vinous brown like the crown ; chin, throat, and upper breast white, with indistinct dusky streaks; lower breast vinous; abdomen, flanks, and under tail-coverts fulvous.

Bill and legs fleshy brown (Jerdon); iris dark brown (Hume Coll.); iris pale ochre; legs and feet pale umber-grey (Godw.-Aust.); iris yellow, with a reddish tinge; legs livid; bill dusky above, livid below (Blanf.).

Length about 4.8; tail 2.2; wing 2.3; tarsus .9; bill from gape .5.

Distribution. The Himalayas from the Sutlej valley to Sikhim up to elevations of 11,000 feet or more ; Japvo peak, Burrail range at 9000 feet.

Habits, &c. Of this bird nothing is recorded except the nidification. It breeds in Sikhim in May and June, constructing a cup-shaped nest of grass and bamboo-leaves in the branches of dense brushwood not much above the ground. One egg described by Hume was pale green with sepia marks, and measured .73 by .55.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
183. Proparus vinipectus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Plain Brown Tit Babbler
White-browed Fulvetta
Fulvetta vinipectus
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