Eulabes religiosa

Eulabes religiosa, Lin.

692. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 337 ; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 414.

THE SOUTHERN HILL MYNA.

Length, 10 ; expanse, 18.5 ; wing, 5.6 ; tail, 2.8 ; tarsus, 1.2 ; bill at front, 1.

Bill orange; wattles deep-yellow; irides dark-brown; legs deep-yellow.

General plumage glossy purplish-black, with green reflections on the lower back and upper tail-coverts; beneath less brightly glossed; wings and tail coal-black without reflections ; a white spot on the seven primaries, forming a conspicuous wing-spot.

The wattles on the head commenced below each eye are crossed at the lower posterior angle of the eye, by a triangular patch of minute feathers, passed beyond the ear, where they form a rather large loose flap, or lappet, and then return in a narrow stripe to the top of the head. There is also a small nude patch below the eye.

Is only found in the Deccan (on the Ghats), and is somewhat rare.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Eulabes religiosa
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
258
Common name: 
Sourn Hill Myna
M_ID: 
26771
M_CN: 
Common Hill Myna
M_SN: 
Gracula religiosa
Term name: 
id: 
11790

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