177. Lusciniola indica

177. Indian Hill Warbler.
LUSCINIOLA INDICA.
Lusciniola indica, (Jerdon.) Madr. Journal, xi. p. 6. (1840) ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 126 ; Pleske, Orn. Ross. ii. p. 394 ; (Oates), F. Brit. Ind. Birds, i. p. 404.
Male (India). Upper parts hair-brown, the rump tinged with yellow ; wings and tail paler margined, the outer tail-feathers tipped with white ; supercilium deep yellow shading into buff ; sides of head washed with buff ; underparts buffy yellow, dusky on the breast and flanks, the axillaries and under wing-coverts brown ; bill and legs greenish yellow, the former blackish on the culmen ; iris brown. Culmen 0.53, wing 2.5, tail 2.1, tarsus 0.75 inch ; first primary 0.5 to 0.7, second about equal to or rather longer than the tenth. In the autumn the upperparts are tinged with olivaceous, and the underparts buffer. The young bird resembles the adult in autumn.
Hab. The Himalayas, (Gilgit and Kashmir), Bokhara, Turkestan, and the Altai range, retiring for the winter to the plains of India as far south as Jalna in Hyderabad, and Chanda.
Like the Phylloscopi this Warbler frequents tree growth and also bushes in rocky and precipitous localities. I find nothing on record respecting its general habits or its nidification.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
177. Lusciniola indica
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
177
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
125
Common name: 
Indian Hill Warbler
M_ID: 
24616
M_CN: 
Indian Grassbird
M_SN: 
Graminicola bengalensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10397

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